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Ellen Makes Big Announcement About New Kid In Her Life

Tell your friends there's a new kid on the block.

"Portia and I got a puppy, and his name is Kid," Ellen DeGeneres told her audience at a taping of her show on Thursday. "So now, we have a Kid!"

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The audience immediately erupted in applause and "awws" as a photo of the dog appeared on the giant screen behind her.

"He's 9 weeks old and as cute as can be, but I'll tell you what's not cute," DeGeneres continued. "To wake up at 11 and 1 and 3 and 5. And then 5 is when he's up-up."

Of course, Kid is just the newest addition to an already bustling family. DeGeneres and her wife have been adopting rescue dogs and cats for years.

Below is a photo of Ellen, Portia and their other two dogs, Augie and Wolf, who are a few years older than Kid.

Ellen says the inspiration for Kid's name came from gossip magazine rumors that the couple was having a baby. DeGeneres told her audience, "Now I can say we have a kid."

It probably doesn't surprise anybody that the comedian would use the act of naming her dog as an opportunity for humor. But, having a fresh ball of fur and energy in the house has reminded DeGeneres of the challenges of raising a human kid.

"It 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," she said.

Here's a photo posted earlier today of Ellen, Augie and a shirt with Augie's face on it.

If it's any indication of how DeGeneres and de Rossi will treat their newest family member, he's one lucky Kid.

Watch her full announcement in the clip below.