INSIDE the secret world of ELLEN DeGENERES and her lesbian wife PORTIA de ROSSI!

"We don’t want children of our own!"

That’s the dramatic declaration Ellen DeGeneres makes in her blockbuster new memoir, “Seriously…I’m Kidding,” revealing that she and lesbian wife Portia de Rossi have decided against raising a family.

“Ellen writes that she and Portia thought about having kids but ultimately decided not to,” said a publishing source familiar with the book.

“She even jokes about how they love to be around kids, but only AFTER they’ve been fed and bathed.”

For now, Ellen, 53, and Portia, 38, are devoted to their four-legged kids, according to an insider.

“Their immediate family consists of two dogs and three cats,” divulged the publishing source. “They also keep two more cats, two horses, two mini horses and two cows at a farm near their Beverly Hills home.”

Ellen even used the family cats to make light of the chest pains she suffered in late September.

“I woke up in the middle of the night..(feeling) like something was heavy on my chest – and it was a cat, so I moved it,” she joked to her TV audience.

“I still felt the tightness and heaviness, so there was another cat under that cat.

“There were two cats on my chest!”