Portia de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres Have the Craziest Hobby

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are one of Hollywood's favorite couples. Gorgeous, funny, and seemingly grounded, they paint a pretty great picture of a happy home life. And who wouldn't be happy with the array of insanely amazing homes they've lived in over the years.

It seems the couple collects and trades real estate like some do baseball cards. They grace the cover of Architectural Digest this month, and DeGeneres told that magazine that she has actually lost count of how many homes she has owned. Though she does know it's more than seven, because she's bought a new one each year she's been married to de Rossi. Awww, what a way to mark the years and keep things interesting.

In the magazine, due to hit stands October 11, they offer readers a peek inside of at least one of their homes -- a little Beverly Hills shack they've since put on the market for a mere $49 million. Nice timing there, for sure. In case you're in the market, the official listing describes the palatial pad as:

The compound includes a 9,200 square foot main house, two guesthouses totaling about 15,000 square feet, a three bedroom house, and every conceivable amenity and state-of the-art security.

Sounds dreamy ... and only in my dreams would I ever even get close to such a place. But it's sure fun to look, and the pictures are stunning. DeGeneres says it was her father's unrealized dreams that inspired her love of real estate. She told the magazine:

We never had a house when I was growing up. We always rented. But my father would dream, and we used to look at houses all the time. The first thing I did when I made money was buy a house.

And she's kept buying ever since. Good for her; good for them. I can't wait to see them continue to add to their collection for many, many more happy years together.

Are you surprised to learn that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have owned so many homes?


Image via Architectural Digest

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bills... billsfan1104

I love them for many reasons.  Because they seem to be sooooo in love.  Another is that they both act, host the talk show, and just do their jobs without a political agenda or calling people names that dont agree with their lifestyle.  They understand that some dont like their lifestyle, but like and accept THEM.  They are not hateful to other people that diagree with them.  I think the rest of hollywood or other gay couples would do the same.  Many people will go further.

tinyp... tinypossum

That's a fun hobby and the home is amazing. But, I'd sure get tired of moving every year and never feeling "at home". I don't know if the house was just staged for the AD photo shoot or that's the way it always looks, but it definitely looks "designed". It doesn't have a personal feel to it at all. It looks like they hired a designer to pick every little thing and place it just so. I wouldn't want to live that way. 

dirti... dirtiekittie

@billsfan - every time i read a story like this, i hope you'll comment. i'm so appreciative of your opinion, coming from someone who is walking through accepting the differences in others. and i think you're absolutely right: these gals definitely could show some people how to act with some grace and humility. :)


that said, i love houses. i love empty ones, designed ones, apartments, lofts... man! i just love real estate and the idea of decorating it. if i were as successful as either of these ladies, i'd probably acquire some homes (or 7 lol) under my belt too. i just wish i could keep it looking like that; two kids and design just don't always mix. LOL

Swom Smith

Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres Architectural Digest November 2011 Issue Photos and Interview Here

http://ow.ly/6Omsj

nonmember avatar Liz

I want Ellen Degeneres to be my best friend!

nonmember avatar Johnnn

I was surprised to learn that they were one of hollywood's favorite couples. I was less surprised to learn that they were shallow

Veronique Lau

Ellen,I sincerely wish you every success in the world & that ppl will love you forever! I'm having dialysis treatment and can't travel a lot,but after watching a few of your you tube vid,I'm happier,laughing all the time,enjoy your show. Good clean jokes, not hurting anybody,unlike some that jokes of other ppl's unfortunate situation! Keep up the good work,may god bless you.

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