Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi had a horrible experience during the Fourth of July. According to reports, their home was burglarized during the holiday.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are among the wealthiest couples in Hollywood. The pair own several properties, and their home in Montecito was targeted during the Fourth of July break-in.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia’s home burglarized
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Montecito home was burglarized on July 4, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Page Six reported.
The items taken included high-value jewelry and watches. According to the deputies, the couple’s home was targeted due to their celebrity status.
“The residence appears to have been targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status,” the authorities said in a press release.
Law enforcement and forensic technicians are “conducting an extensive and ongoing investigation.”
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating with other agencies for the investigation. They want to know if the incident is connected to other celebrity break-ins around the area.
It is not known if Ellen and Portia were home at the time of the break-in.
Ellen and Portia have a tough year
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have a tough year. Prior to the break-in, the TV personality has been receiving intense backlash for being mean.
Several individuals came forward and shared their terrible experiences with DeGeneres.
A waitress shared that the host wanted her to be fired due to her chipped nail polish while serving them. Another said that DeGeneres has a sensitive nose, so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her.
“A new staff member was told ‘every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day.’ They didn’t believe it but it ended up being entirely true,” Benjamin Siemon shared.
Many critics also revisited the way she made her guests uncomfortable. For instance, many noticed how DeGeneres demeaned Dakota Johnson by insisting that she didn’t receive an invite to the latter’s birthday. Johnson sent an invite, and DeGeneres’ EP confirmed it.
Taylor Swift almost cried when she appeared on the show, too. DeGeneres insisted that the singer and Zack Efron were an item. She also forced Swift to talk about the boys linked to her.
Aside from the mean allegations, several ex-staffers complained about The Ellen Show. According to them, it was difficult working for the show because of its “toxic environment.”
Ellen and Portia stick together
Despite the various controversies plaguing Ellen DeGeneres, her wife, Portia de Rossi, sticks with her. An insider said Ellen was very grateful to Portia for staying by her side.
“Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy,” an insider said.
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