What is Portia de Rossi's net worth? Truth behind divorce rumors as Ellen DeGeneres moves in with Courteney Cox
Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, Portia de Rossi, started dating in 2004 and married four years later shortly after the state of California legalized same-sex marriage. Despite reports of infidelity and divorce, the couple seemed to be weathering all the obstacles their way. However, recently DeGeneres revealed that she is now living with her longtime friend Courteney Cox in her Beverly Hills mansion on an episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' So does that leave Portia home alone? More on that in a bit.
Then, on Wednesday, May 12, Ellen announced that her eponymous daytime talk show will end with its upcoming 19th season. The end-date development comes in the wake of a tumultuous year for the talk show, which was mired in a behind-the-scenes controversy involving widespread accusations of a toxic workplace. Ellen and Portia were even rumored to be having a $500 million divorce, according to the cover story of In Touch magazine in July 2020. The same divorce story was earlier published in the tabloid in 2017, but the amount was just $360 million, Page Six reported. Portia is no stranger to the spotlight and probably has her own friends to rely on. Given, she's the wife of a famous TV personality, people are curious to know how Portia spends her money. Let's take a look at her net worth
What is Portia de Rossi's net worth?
Portia de Rossi, the Australian-American actress and model, has a net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Much of her net worth, however, is combined with her wealthy wife of fourteen years, Ellen. She is currently founder and CEO of the art company General Public
Portia is best known to television viewers for her role as Lindsay Bluth in the show 'Arrested Development.' Born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, Victoria, Australia,Portia was raised in Grovedale, Victoria, and as a child would often model for various print and television commercials. She eventually moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the films 'Scream 2' and 'Who Is Cletis Tout?' (2001) alongside Christian Slater, RuPaul and Tim Allen. She has also appeared in 'Scandal', 'Nip/Tuck', 'Better Off Ted', 'Santa Clarita Diet', and 'Family Guy'.
Stuff's "100 Sexiest Women," Femme Fatales' "Sexiest Women," Maxim's "100 Sexiest Women," and People Magazine's "100 Most Beautiful" have all had Portia on their lists. She was also nominated for several Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work on 'Arrested Development,' winning a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1999 as part of the ensemble cast of 'Ally McBeal.' She also won the Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical, for her work on 'Arrested Development' in 2005.
Portia has made quite a fortune via real estate, when she and Ellen made a prosperous business on the side from flipping and selling houses.
Film Daily reported that the couple sold two of the estates they flipped for $15.5 million and $23 million, respectively in 2019 alone. If 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' is canceled, this would be a smart way for the duo to maintain their net worth.
The couple paid about $12 million for Brad Pitt's Malibu home, which they later sold for $13 million. In 2019, the married couple paid $45 million for a 12-bathroom, five-bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills from singer Adam Levine. Presently they live in a gorgeous £35.2 million Balinese-style Montecito home which they have shown off via social media. It has an outdoor infinity pool with beautiful ocean views and is surrounded by a pristine lawn.
Portia is no stranger to making a lot of money and she's entered the world of investing in the hopes of making some substantial moolah. The couple's investment in Miyoko's Creamery drew a lot of media attention because it demonstrated that they wanted to invest in a vegan business that everyone could enjoy. The duo, however, passed on a big opportunity with Beyond Meat. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, according to The Things, De Rossi said, “Boy do we regret that. We're kicking ourselves."
Did Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres Split?
In short, NO. On May 6, Ellen revealed that after she and her wife sold their Beverly Hills estate $47 million and that Courteney Cox offered the talk show host a place to stay in the interim. “The world knows our first guest from a little show called Friends, but currently, I just know her as my landlord," she said, insisting that the living arrangement was only temporary and there was no trouble in paradise.
On the show Courteney complained that Ellen basically loved to hog space: "So essentially, you're a terrible roommate," Cox quipped after she explained Ellen "took over" the bathroom and put her belongings on the Friends actress' side. But Ellen explained herself: "That was Portia who took over your side," Ellen said. "I only have one side. She happened to be there one night." This sure seems like all's well between Ellen and Portia, as the talk show also clarified she wasn't having any marriage troubles.
“I should explain. I'm not having marital troubles. I'm not out of my house because I'm — I'm not living with Courteney Cox because I'm kicked out of my house," she said. DeGeneres and the 'Friends' star are actually besties, Distractify reported.