The TV host has confirmed that she and wife Portia are parents – but concedes that the “Kid” she’s been keeping secret is in fact a puppy, called Kid.
“I have not talked about this yet, but we have a new puppy. His name is Kid, so now we’ve got a kid,” she says.
Ellen says her nine-week-old fur baby is “absolutely adorable” – except when he keeps her awake all night.
“It’s not cute to wake up at 11, 1, 3, and 5! And then 5 is when he’s up,” she told the audience on Ellen.
“It really makes me appreciate what it’s like to be a mother. Because I’m trying to hold a puppy while I’m trying to make coffee. And I can’t do anything. He doesn’t let me do anything,” she adds.
“And I named him Kid because… there have been rumours for ever! ‘When are you and Portia going to have a kid?’ So now I can say we have a Kid.”
Watch Ellen’s announcement in the video player above.