“No, I don’t think we’re going to have kids,” Ellen tells AOL’s Inside/TV. “We have animals, and we love them. They don’t talk back, and they don’t explore their vocal chords out in public.”
The couple have talked publicly about parenthood in the past, with Portia, 35, telling People last year, “We go back and forth. I don’t know if it’s our immediate future. It’s something we talk about every few months.”
But Ellen, 50, says now that though they’ve decided against kids of their own, they’re having fun being “brand new aunts!”
“[Portia's] brother and his wife just had a baby girl who’s a month old now, and it’s fun to be a part of that. But no, I think, you know, we definitely thought about it. And it’s something I think most people, as a relationship goes on, explore. But it’s just a huge responsibility, and I don’t know that that’s something we want to take on. We’re very happily married without children.”
The pair will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary in August.