Ellen DeGeneres is accustomed to interviewing guests on her talk show, but there are few guests she knows as well as her own wife, Portia de Rossi. So on Tuesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," she put her spouse to the test.
Tabloids and fans are constantly wondering if the couple is having a baby, so DeGeneres brought that topic up first.
"It would be so fun for everybody if we were (having a baby)," de Rossi said, pointing out a magazine that claimed the two were "finally" starting a family. "Like, are people really that mad at us?"
"We have waited way too long," joked DeGeneres. But the two agreed that booties aren't in the plans.
"No, we're not going to have a baby?" DeGeneres jokingly inquired. "OK, good for me to know now."
DeGeneres also played a conversation between the two that was taped earlier, calling it a serious interview and telling de Rossi not to expect any special treatment because she was her wife. "Portia ... de Rossi? Am I saying that right?" she asked with a straight face.
DeGeneres quizzed de Rossi, an "Ally McBeal" veteran, about the computer-generated dancing baby that famously appeared on that show, and even got the actress to mimic the baby's moves. And the subject of de Rossi's spouse kept coming up.
"You started as a model, and now you're married to a cover girl, tell me about that," she asked, as the audience howled. ("I ... have good taste?" said de Rossi.)
And DeGeneres also wanted some scoop about de Rossi's current role on the juicy political drama "Scandal," and wasn't taking no for an answer.
"Who's the next person to die on 'Scandal'?" DeGeneres demanded. "You don't have to tell me, just ... if it's Cyrus, just blink. ... that was a blink!"
And as if that wasn't enough, DeGeneres also had her wife take a turn in a dunk tank in the name of breast-cancer research. For every person dunked on the show, Ulta Beauty donates $10,000 to the cause.
"It was my idea, and now I'm really regretting it," said de Rossi just before she plunged into the tank.