Not gonna happen! Betty DeGeneres told Us Weekly exclusively why her famous daughter, Ellen DeGeneres, doesn’t have babies in her future.
“Ellen has far too much class,” the former speech therapist, 88, told Us at the Human Rights Campaign 2019 Los Angeles Gala Dinner when asked if the Ellen DeGeneres Show host, 61, would be bringing babies into the family.
The NBC personality and her wife, Portia de Rossi, tied the knot in 2008 after four years of dating. In 2015, Ellen opened up about why she was reluctant to start a family.
“I love kids, but that’s such a big commitment,” the comedian said on the Today show at the time. “It seems long-term. It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don’t know if I can — it’s too risky.”
The Seriously… I’m Kidding author joked: “Like, what if I don’t like the kid? What if it turns out that it’s not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I’m gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I’m like, ‘You are nowhere near these kids I had on today.’”
While Betty isn’t expecting to have a new grandchild in the near future, she is enjoying her time with Ellen and Portia, 46.
“She is wonderful,” the two-time mom said of the Scandal alum. “She has a business now. Ijust re-decorated my condo in December. Her art is all over the wall. Its beautiful.”
Betty, who talks to the pair “on the phone a lot,” attends Ellen’s show every week — and was there every single day for the first two or three seasons.
“That’s why she moved me,” the Louisiana native told Us. “She bought me a condo in Sierra Towers, but that was a long trip everyday back and forth. So, she bought me a house two blocks from the studio.”
With reporting by Meagan Sargent
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