Ellen DeGeneres drops $16M to save Portia de Rossi marriage: rumor


Ellen DeGeneres was, allegedly, willing to spend up to $16 million to keep her wife, Portia de Rossi.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married for over a decade already. However, their marriage has been subjected to various rumors. Several outlets claimed that they were separating, and one even alleged that the host spent millions for Portia to stay.

Ellen DeGeneres spent $16 million for Portia

According to the National Enquirer, Ellen DeGeneres dropped $16 million by buying a luxury condo in Los Angeles. The Ellen DeGeneres Show host purchased it to be their love nest.

“It’s essentially a gift from Ellen to Portia. It’s her idea of a relationship rehab,” the source said.

Moreover, they were, reportedly, planning to combine two condos for their new pad. Also, DeGeneres wanted her wife to see that they could get over the marital issues they were facing at the time.

DeGeneres “is trying to show Portia that she believes in her and their marriage will weather their storm of problems that led to Portia’s stint in rehab,” the insider added.

A source told RadarOnline.com that things were better for the couple.

“While Portia was in treatment and everyone was predicting that they were getting a divorce, it was really hard,” one tipster said. “But thankfully, all of that has passed.”

Portia and Ellen rumors

One should take those reports with a grain of salt, though, because there is no evidence to support it.

While it’s not unlikely for Ellen DeGeneres to buy a condo since the couple owns several properties, saying that she purchased one to save her marriage is something one should doubt.

DeGeneres said in a previous interview that she and Portia don’t fight. Thus, there is no need for her to buy something to convince her wife to stay in their marriage.

“We really don’t almost break up,” DeGeneres told Howard Stern in 2015.

She also debunked the split rumors by saying that they do not fight.

“We don’t fight. We are madly,” DeGeneres said.

She added that they are the same and somewhat different but, overall, they are compatible.

“We think the same things. We are so similar and yet we’re different enough,” DeGeneres added.

DeGeneres and de Rossi chose to be together

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres were dating somebody else when they met. However, they couldn’t ignore their feelings for each other.

Portia dumped her girlfriend, and Ellen did the same to her partner.

“She had a girlfriend and I had a girlfriend, but it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we’re going to have an affair,” DeGeneres said.

“We were just supposed to be together. It was a tough decision. I was physically getting sick because I was trying not to say anything. So I told Alex and she told Francesca. It was really hard to uproot everything.”

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