Ellen DeGeneres will return to host the Ellen Show in two weeks amid all the criticisms she has received. However, the three producers of the talk show were the ones that lost their job.
According to Globe, Ellen DeGeneres signed off on the firings of the three producers. And she was, allegedly, forced to let them go so that she could keep her job.
“She found the three guilty as charged and signed off on the firings. She’s mad as hell that this has happened,” a source said.
Ellen DeGeneres increasingly paranoid about losing everything
Before the firing of the three producers, DeGeneres allegedly became paranoid about potentially losing her job and her wife, Portia de Rossi. But it didn’t also take the comedian very long to think of what she’s supposed to do to keep her job.
“Their marriage has been through so many ups and downs – and this hasn’t been good for it either. Ellen’s paranoid about losing her wife and her job. Ellen hopes that sackings are enough to save her from being forced to resign,” the source said.
‘Ellen Show’ producers fired following an internal investigation
Last month, reports confirmed that executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman had been fired amid harassment complaints. Co-executive producer Jonathan Norman won’t also be returning to Ellen Show when it premieres this month.
According to BuzzFeed News, an internal investigation was done following a series of complaints from former Ellen Show employees. However, there was no mention of Ellen DeGeneres deciding to ax the three producers.
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi’s marriage remains intact
As such, one should still take the claims made by the tabloid with a grain of salt. It is also untrue that the allegations have affected DeGeneres and de Rossi’s marriage.
The Scandal star even showed her support to her wife publicly by declaring that she’s standing by DeGeneres. Days later, de Rossi stepped out in public to confirm that her wife will be returning to Ellen Show.
Ellen, Portia divorce rumors
Rumors about DeGeneres and de Rossi’s marriage falling apart have been rife even before the mean girl criticisms came to light.
Star previously claimed that the couple was heading for a $450 million divorce. An eyewitness claimed to have seen de Rossi crying her eyes out earlier this year. And they immediately thought that it was because she and DeGeneres split.
Months later, the couple is still very much together. Ellen DeGeneres and Rossi just celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary last month.