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Ellen DeGeneres gives household staff ‘performance complaints,’ leaves traps around the house


Ellen DeGeneres has been dubbed a mean girl, and she has also been accused of being a bully.

This week, one of her former household staff revealed that Ellen DeGeneres is a much worse boss at home.

“My belief is that someone’s real personality comes out at home. So after everything that has been said about her at work, you can imagine how terrible Ellen is going to be at home when her guard is down,” the former employee told Daily Mail.

Ellen DeGeneres reportedly complains about everything

According to the former employee, DeGeneres gives her staff a daily list of performance complaints from the previous day. The trivial list includes some of the things that DeGeneres noticed they did wrong.

For instance, the Ellen Show host, reportedly, complains when her food is served in the wrong bowl. She doesn’t also like it when her coffee is not frothed to her liking.

According to the former household staff, DeGeneres also reprimanded one of her helpers for forgetting to throw away a piece of trash. And she also called out her chef after she saw him using the guest bathroom.

Additionally, Portia de Rossi’s wife also, reportedly, lays traps to check if her staff really cleaned every inch of her home. She, reportedly, leaves matches all over the house.

Ellen tortures her household staff, makes them cry?

And when Ellen DeGeneres is upset, she would, reportedly, scold her staff with yelling and shouting. And she would also make them feel like they are nothing.

“She was going to torture you and you were just going to sit there and listen to it because you were being paid,” she said.

The former employee, who worked at DeGeneres’ house for a few months, said that her former boss finds enjoyment in firing her staff.

“I was told that she had a very high turnover and that I should stay under the radar as much as possible, avoid as much direct contact with Ellen as possible. Working there was described as being more like a boot camp. Ellen was the worst person that I’ve ever met in my life. I was always stressed out and on the verge of tears. I remember going home sometimes thinking I just hated my life. You stick it out because quitting looks bad on your resume but everyone in Hollywood knows what’s going on there,” the source said.

A rep for Ellen DeGeneres told Page Six that Daily Mail was unable to verify the employment of their source. However, the publication still decided to run their story.

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Camille Heimbrod

Camille Heimbrod is a news writer for Micky News. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University. Mimi enjoys writing about politics, celebrities, rumors, movies, and TV spoilers. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and watching shows on Netflix.

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