Los Angeles: American TV star Ellen DeGeneres and Portia di Rossi don't regret that they have no children because they are happy with their lives together. The 58-year-old talk show host, who married the 43-year-old actress in 2008 after four years together, said they had previously discussed the possibility of raising a family, but realised they preferred their lives the way they were, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "We talked about it for a minute, about four years into the relationship, but we just decided we like our conversations not being interrupted and our furniture without sticky grape juice on it,” she said. DeGeneres doesn't think it is always fair to raise children in the spotlight. Speaking to Australia's Sunday Style magazine, she said: "Also, I think in this profession it can be really tough for children. It's hard for them to have to share their parents with the world." She even said that it can be tough enough when she is out with her nieces as the girls find it frustrating having to share her with other people.