Portia de Rossi (left) and Ellen DeGeneres
06/23/2009 at 11:00 AM EDT
Don't expect Ellen DeGeneres
and Portia de Rossi to become moms anytime soon.
Although the couple told PEOPLE last August that they talk about having kids
, they have decided that they are happier being cool aunts.
"I don't think we're going to have kids," DeGeneres tells AOL Television
. "We have animals, and we love them. And, you know, we are brand new aunts. Her 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."
After tying the knot
last summer, DeGeneres told PEOPLE, "It's something we would never take lightly and just say, 'That would be fun.' It's a lot of work and we recognize that. In a way, we want to be selfish because we love our life, but we know how much that adds to it."
DeGeneres, 51, and de Rossi, 36, who have crusaded for gay marriage
, have since decided to focus on their relationship rather than have children. "It's just a huge responsibility, and I don't know that that's something we want to take on," DeGeneres says. "We're very happily married without children."