Ellen DeGeneres and Portia headed for $450M divorce, talk show host buys property for herself, claims report
Over the past year, there have been numerous rumors that the couple, who tied the knot in 2008, are suffering problems in their marriage
As rumors of troubles in Ellen DeGeneres' and Portia de Rossi's paradise continue to make the rounds, reports are claiming that the pair are heading for a messy split and a $450 million divorce.
The first reports that their relationship had hit a rocky patch emerged last year when it was claimed that Portia had broken down in public in Los Angeles after she and Ellen seemingly talked about calling it quits. A source with knowledge of the event said the 'Scandal' actress broke down because she was scared she would lose the love of her life. "Her eyes were red and puffy, her makeup was running and she looked unsteady on her feet. It was shocking to see," the source shared.
The source claimed that Ellen's and Portia's marriage has been heading for an inevitable end for years because of the former's busy schedule, as well as her propensity to be very controlling in their relationship. "On top of that, they had a blowout fight last summer when Portia rejected Ellen’s pleas to adopt a child," the source said. "The tension is off the charts, and something had to give."
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) recently reported that the couple's marriage was in a mess because of repeated allegations that Ellen was "mean" and unpleasant to work with and be around that had left her in tears. The criticism and backlash are said to be starting to take a toll on the talk show host, who is unable to sleep and has been dealing with a lot of anxiety. In turn, she has been lashing out at all those around her, including Portia.
"She insists she’s done nothing to deserve this hostility and feels like she’s being bullied, not the other way around. Ellen is on the edge and she has shed a lot of tears," a source said, adding the rumors had been affecting her marriage.
There were also reports that Ellen was jealous of Portia being offered a cooking show and that she wanted her to stay at home. Food Network reportedly expressed their desire to hire Portia for a show after they were impressed by the food videos she had been uploading online during the lockdown period, only for Ellen to throw cold water on the offer.
"Portia has been really upping her culinary game during the lockdown and she’s realizing she has a serious talent for this stuff, especially tricky Middle Eastern dishes," an unnamed source said. "She has such a cute way of moving around the kitchen, even when she makes mistakes. She’ll stand there and hem and haw and forget what she was doing, which a lot of people can relate to."
Ellen's jealousy is said to stem from her wanting her wife to stay at home instead of going to work. She was even irritated about the prospect of her home being possibly turned into a studio where Portia would film her show. “Portia points out a lot of celebrity chefs work out of their homes. But Ellen is dead set against turning their house into a set with cameras and people traipsing through their kitchen,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Portia felt Ellen was being “unfair” and a “hog.” “She just thinks Ellen is being pig-headed and stubborn,” the source claimed.
According to Micky, Ellen has prepared for an impending divorce by purchasing a $27.5 million property behind her wife's back and is planning to move once everything has been settled.
"Ellen bought it under a pseudonym because she didn’t want Portia to know about it," a source said. "Apparently, she even made the realtor sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep it hush-hush. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is where she’s moving as she rebuilds her life after Portia."
However, claims that their marriage is ending have been repeatedly debunked in the past and nothing is certain.