Portia De Rossi wants to marry her lesbian lover Ellen Degeneres if gay weddings are made legal in America.

But the former Ally Mcbeal actress insists the talk show star must ask her first.

De Rossi says, "I have to be asked. But I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic and I always have been.

"I'm happier than I ever thought I could be. Ellen's incredible. Just being a couple, being able to walk down a red carpet, holding her hand, that's exciting for me."