Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have denied rumors they're having a baby. Or did they?

Last week's cover of tabloid the Star featured an image of the women under the headline, “Ellen & Portia's Baby Joy!”

Appearing on DeGeneres' daytime talk show, de Rossi announced that she was not pregnant.

“My assistant asked if I was keeping something from him, because it's so prevalent that everyone assumes we really are having a baby and we're just not sharing it,” DeGeneres said. “So we might be having a baby and we're just not sharing it.”

“Like this is just one big act right now?” de Rossi asked.

“Yeah, yeah.”

“That would be pretty clever of us.”

“Right,” DeGeneres responded. “But we're not having a baby.”

“No, we're not.”

“Or are we?” DeGeneres asked to applause from the audience. “No, we're not.”