Ellen DeGeneres recently shared some secret footage of Portia de Rossi that probably made the Scandal star blush after seeing it.
According to TooFab, Ellen DeGeneres revealed the covertly filmed footage Tuesday on her talk show. Ellen was chatting with legendary fitness guru and film star Jane Fonda, and she just couldn’t resist showing off a clip Portia de Rossi sweating to one of Jane’s popular fitness videos. Fonda was on the show to promote the DVD release of Jane Fonda Workout, and De Rossi did a pretty excellent job selling the bun-blasting product. DeGeneres revealed that her very fit wife decided to try a few of Fonda’s moves after she brought one of the DVDs home.
“This video is really good. It hits every part of your body. I knew you were gonna be on the show today so I took this home. So I’m sitting there, and it’s Saturday afternoon, Portia’s sitting there doing a jigsaw puzzle. I said I’m going to pop it in, I want to see this because I want to be able to talk about it. So she gets up — literally she got up from the jigsaw puzzle she was doing — and I took a phone out and started recording her.”
Ellen didn’t reveal whether Portia knew that she was being filmed, but she seemed pretty oblivious that her wife was pointing a camera phone at her. De Rossi did a great job mimicking Fonda’s moves even though she was wearing blue jeans (she looks just as good in jeans as she does with no makeup on), and DeGeneres said that the workout worked — Portia was sore the next day. You can see her doing the ’80s version of the twerk near the end of The Ellen DeGeneres Show clip below.
Jane Fonda and Ellen DeGeneres had a good giggle at poor Portia de Rossi’s expense, but Jane’s workout videos are no laughing matter. During a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, a very serious Michael Strahan credited Fonda’s workout for getting him fit and securing his future as an NFL star.
“When I was 13, I had the original bubble butt. My brothers called me “Bob,” for “booty on back.” Using Jane Fonda’s workout tapes, I did enough leg lifts to literally work my butt off. That’s when I became conscious of the importance of working out and trying to improve my health.”
Speaking of big booties, Ellen DeGeneres also recently chatted to Nicki Minaj about fitness. Ellen asked Nicki what she did to make her body look so bootylicious, but the rapper refused to divulge her secret. In the video below, you can see how DeGeneres gets revenge on Minaj for keeping her lips sealed.
Ellen DeGeneres probably won’t ever learn the anaconda-charming secret behind Nicki Minaj’s glorious glutes, but, at least, she and Portia de Rossi can firm up to one of Jane’s videos. Fonda might not have a motor in the back of her Honda, but even Sir Mix-A-Lot can’t deny that the 76-year-old star looks amazing.
[Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABC News]