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Why did fans think Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi almost divorced?


Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been together for almost a decade, but many thought they almost got divorced.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s marriage has been subjected to non-stop gossips. Just recently, many thought the power couple would be divorcing, and here’s the reason why.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia divorce rumors

According to, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have an adorable relationship. However, things haven’t been perfect for the two, especially with Portia struggling with her personal demons.

In her autobiography entitled Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, she admitted being anorexic. But aside from that, she was also misdiagnosed with lupus.

In 2014, de Rossi spent time in rehab. It was at the time when fans started to question if her marriage with DeGeneres was as solid as it seems. She also entered a treatment facility for drugs and alcohol. Ellen allegedly called out her wife for drinking too much.

There were also claims that de Rossi wasn’t in love with DeGeneres anymore. Those speculations spawned more rumors about the couple breaking up and divorcing.

The issue about Portia and Ellen divorcing resurfaced amid claims DeGeneres was mean to her staff and celebrity guests. Fans started to speculate again that Portia wouldn’t stick around, but she did.

Ellen thankful to Portia

One insider spoke to Us Weekly during Ellen DeGeneres’ controversy. Ellen DeGeneres was grateful to her wife Portia for staying with her amid the backlash, the insider claims. It wasn’t easy for the couple, but Portia decided to stick with Ellen.

De Rossi is not very outspoken when it comes to supporting DeGeneres. But in August, she made a bold move by sharing a photo with a message that read “I Stand By Ellen” on Instagram.

“To all our fans….we see you. Thank you for your support,” she wrote in the caption.

The couple chose to be together

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres had girlfriends when they met. However, the two chose to be together.

“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.”

DeGeneres eventually broke up with Alexandra Hedison. Meanwhile, de Rossi also split from Francesca Gregorini.

Just like DeGeneres, it was difficult for Portia to broke up with Francesca. But she really wanted to be with Ellen.

“I really, really hated all the pain I put Francesca through, and I really didn’t want to hurt her,” she said.

Image used courtesy of TheEllenShow /YouTube Screenshot

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