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Is the split between Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi really out of nowhere? Here's everything we know about the rumored divorce.

The internet thinks Ellen DeGeneres’s wife wants a divorce: Why is that?

Another celebrity divorce could be in the works, and this time, it seems to come out of nowhere. Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, have been married for twelve years. For the last year, their marriage has been dogged by rumors that they’re headed for a split. 

But is the split between Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi really out of nowhere? And what makes the internet think they’re going to split soon? It’s all in the details. 

Is it for real? 

This isn’t the first time we heard the rumors of a split between Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi. The rumors started last year when Star reported their relationship was rocky. The couple denied the allegations all the way back in January, but they’re cropping up again. 

In 2018, Portia de Rossi bought her wife, Ellen DeGeneres a conservation park for endangered gorillas to celebrate Ellen’s 60th birthday. For the season finale of Ellen’s show, Portia flew Ellen to Rwanda to see the new park. The couple couldn’t have looked happier. 

So it was surprising that in 2019, rumors started cropping up that Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, was unhappy in their marriage. Sources close to the couple said that de Rossi publicly broke down due to marital problems, with tears and mascara running down her face. 

Portia de Rossi was “unfazed” 

Ellen DeGeneres’ wife responded to the rumors in Us Weekly. While she denied them, she also said she was happy to see them crop up. To her, the rumors are proof that she and Ellen DeGeneres are being treated like every other Hollywood couple in the media. 

In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s wedding was a big deal. Same-sex marriage wasn’t legalized in al 50 states and only one state, Massachusetts, allowed same-sex couples to get married. 

Thus, when Portia de Rossi heard the rumors about her and wife Ellen DeGeneres’ split, she was relieved. She explains in her statement in Us Weekly: “I know it sounds ridiculous, but when that started happening I thought, ‘Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’ We get the same sh*t as every celebrity couple.”

It’s 2020

So why are the rumors about Ellen DeGeneres resurfacing? A source close to the couple said the reason for the split was twofold. First, Ellen DeGeneres’ busy schedule and second, DeGeneres’ controlling behavior

Rumors are unfolding that Ellen DeGeneres’ behavior isn’t as nice as it is when she’s on camera. Former employees, including her bodyguard, came forward with stories about how she’s a diva when the cameras stop. She’s also being accused of not paying her staff’s dues. 

Coupled with Ellen DeGeneres’ gaffe comparing her multi-million dollar mansion to “being in prison,” and DeGeneres isn’t having a great year. She’s had a reputation for being domineering with her staff, but for the last few years, it’s gone over the edge. It may be getting to her wife, Portia de Rossi, as well. 

$450 million divorce

If the couple splits, there will be a hefty price tag. Ellen DeGeneres is worth a lot of money. Between her show, furniture empire, clothing empire, acting career, and flipping houses for fun & profit, DeGeneres has a lot of revenue streams, contributing to a net worth of $490 million

$490 million and $450 is apparently on the line if Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi split. That’s a big chunk of net worth that Ellen DeGeneres could lose in the split. That is if Ellen is the one to file, and not her wife, Portia. 

Secret house

Could this be the end of a prominent, trailblazing marriage, or is it just rumors? While sources indicate the couple is going through a rough patch, Portia de Rossi’s insistence that she and her wife, Ellen DeGeneres aren’t divorcing, keeps this rumor in the rumor category. 

While the rumors still circulate, the one that sticks out is Ellen DeGeneres purchasing a $27 million home under an alias, without telling her wife. While the rumors point to Portia de Rossi being unhappy, some tabloid headlines indicate Ellen DeGeneres storming out and being unhappy as well.

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  • The American People already know the truth what Ellen is trying to do. She is starting rumors so it looks like the accusations are false but I have seen her temper in previous shows. These type of people keep gaining from the American People and Ellen is nothing special and doesn’t deserve to remain in her role because the American people shouldn’t want to continue supporting or giving to a person who treats others the way she does. And Ellen does not give anyone anything but she is great at manipulation or someone she pays is good at manipulation because she isn’t that smart as soon as she tried doing things on her own look what happened and the cover up is worse

    July 15, 2020
  • So Ellen is mean? That’s why she is so successful. She wouldn’t be called by out if she was a man. Men are mean and it’s acceptable in fact it works out for them. Because no one would say anything just put up with it. Ellen is a perfectionist a hard worker. If she wasn’t she would not have lasted! If people know that then don’t go on her show. But celebrities do cause they know everyone watches her show. Then don’t complain. People don’t complain when it’s a male host so boohoo. She is a professional under a lot of pressure and she handles that well
    I have to watch her show to keep going . I would love to see her but my car won’t make it. I live in Nevada from California. But mean no. Just keeping her work ethic
    My friend said if they aren’t talking about you it’s better they are. People are jealous even some of the guests on her show. Believe me when she calls they pick the phone up show up in their dressiest clothes. When I first San Ellen and Whoopi on a stand up a long time ago. I was floored
    Whoopi talked about Ann Frank and Ellen did her bit. And I saw history being made.i I will never forget it. I was watching 2 very special people putting their spin on a comedic serious way and I was transfixed. I thought these women are going to make it. I was watching stars being made and they have paid their dues. And still they show up. It is a talk show. So anything goes. If you know that going in. Then don’t complain. Like they say want some cheese with that wine-whine. Laura
    Of.

    July 16, 2020

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