Ellen DeGeneres allegedly splurged on elaborate gifts to keep Portia de Rossi and stop her from leaving the daytime talk show host.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are among the celebrity couples whose marriage has always been subjected to various rumors. In 2017, one tabloid claimed that their marriage was on the rocks, and Ellen was desperate to save it.
Ellen DeGeneres desperate to save the marriage
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married for over a decade already. Three years ago, Radar Online claimed that the host splurged on detailed presents to please Portia.
“The two of them are not in a good place in their relationship right now!” a source told the outlet.
“Ellen is trying everything she can to keep Portia from running. She has been buying her elaborate gifts and recently splurged on this huge vacation to the South Pacific for just the two of them, but Portia did not want to go!”
The tabloid added that part of the problem was DeGeneres’ “boozy behavior.” However, the host had reportedly control that on her part.
“Ellen has always been a drinker, but she does not drink on set or when she is working. That does not seem to be their problem right now,” the alleged source added.
Ellen and Portia rumors debunked
One should take the report with a grain of salt because Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are still together. The Scandal star never left the host.
Also, one should note that Ellen and Portia never separated despite various rumors over the years, claiming that their marriage was on the rocks.
In fact, in one interview in 2015, DeGeneres said they never fight.
“We really don’t almost break up,” DeGeneres told Howard Stern in 2015.
DeGeneres also mentioned how similar she and Portia are.
“We don’t fight. We are madly in love,” she added.
Portia and Ellen chose each other from the start
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have constantly faced various allegations about their marriage. However, the two remain solid when it comes to their relationship.
It isn’t surprising, though, because the two have chosen each other from the start. In a previous interview, they admitted that they had partners when they met and decided to break up with their former partners to be together.
At the time, Ellen was in a years-long relationship with photographer Alexandra Hedison. Meanwhile, Portia had been dating Francesca Gregorini.
“She had a girlfriend and I had a girlfriend, but it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we’re going to have an affair,'” DeGeneres told People.
“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.”
Also, Ellen is grateful to Portia because she never leaves her amid the controversy she is facing today. Many slammed the host for allegedly being mean, and Portia never left her.
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