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Portia de Rossi, Ellen divorce rumors: Rehab visit caused by 'fight' with Ellen

Portia de Rossi and Ellen divorce rumors are circulating again this week, and some sources are claiming that Portia even recently checked into rehab due to a series of bad fights she had with Ellen DeGeneres. The rocky relationship gossip has been slammed numerous times by the iconic morning show host, but talk of an impending breakup between the lesbian couple has persisted nonetheless. Mercury News shares the details about this alleged stint in a drug and alcohol rehab program this Tuesday, July 1, as well as the ongoing chatter of celebrity splits-ville.

Portia de Rossi and Ellen divorce rumors lead to rehab
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Despite the Hollywood power duo continuously denying them, the Portia de Rossi, Ellen divorce rumors have endured into the month of July. Now, insiders from In Touch Magazine are alleging that a particularly bad fight with Ellen led Portia to fall off the wagon and engage in harmful activities. Apparently, her marriage issues even resulted in her checking into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse back in May, something that left Ellen feeling “guilty” about.

It seems that Portia de Rossi’s brief rehab treatment also served as a valuable time for her to reflect upon the rough patch in her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, and what she might do to help remedy it in the future. Several conflicting reasons are cited to be the true origin of the couple’s problems, but no one knows for certain. Some claim that Portia has grown jealous of Ellen’s ability to make friends — particularly fellow female acquaintances — so easily, while others say that the massive fight erupted over their Hills mansion, worth an estimated $40 million.

The Daily Mail also discusses these rehab claims, including those of a possible Portia and Ellen fight that might even lead to a divorce.

"They got into a really ugly fight," a source close to the couple told In Touch. "Portia hadn't been happy for a while and was drinking and isolating (herself), and Ellen confronted her. Portia lost it and blamed Ellen for driving her to drink because of her controlling ways and said she wasn't in love with her anymore. Ellen was crushed and screamed at Portia to get out."

These allegations seem a little bit far-fetched, even for those backing the divorce rumors. After all, even if the married couple does get into an argument on occasion — which is perfectly normal for any united duo, celebrity relationship or not — they still seem to always be close and in good spirits when photographed together. To boldly say that Portia de Rossi feels Ellen DeGeneres isn’t in love with her anymore certainly seems to be a bit of a stretch. Regardless, this heated confrontation was reportedly enough to prompt Ellen’s better half to check herself into Malibu’s Passages temporarily for drug and/or alcohol use, continues the press release.

"Portia entered Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May for a 30-day treatment for drugs and alcohol," another source reportedly told the magazine. "Ellen visited her every weekend to support her while she was there."

Ellen is also called too “dominant” in their marriage, and bullies Portia into doing what she wants when she wants it. A slew of allegations citing their relationship — and in effect their very marriage together — is rife with “lies, jealousy, and fighting” was also made by the popular magazine.

"Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains," added the undisclosed celebrity insider. "She felt like a prisoner in her own home. She went from sipping white wine occasionally to drinking at least a bottle or more a day and topping it off with a pill. It got to the point where she was out of it four nights a week. They've had vicious shouting matches -- with both of them yelling cruel, soul-crushing put-downs that they both deeply regretted."

It’s hard to imagine Ellen DeGeneres being that mean to Portia; after all, the beloved voice of Dori from Finding Nemo is always so funny, sweet, and understanding on her talk show. Do you buy into any of the recent Portia de Rossi, Ellen divorce rumors or rehab allegations that are obstinately surfacing this week? Although a final breakup was mentioned following the “ugly” fight and ongoing jealousy between the two, the celebrity pair is still said to be trying to work their problems out together. Whether any truth to these rumors exists remains to be seen.

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