Portia de Rossi was in rehab recently, and details about that stay in rehab are now splashed on the front cover of one tabloid magazine. Portia de Rossi is the wife of comedian Ellen Degeneres, and it is safe to say that the Ellen and Portia are one of the best known Hollywood couples. It does not matter that Ellen and Portia are two women. Their relationship earns as much attention as the relationship of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The Spread It reported on the latest about this couple on July 5, and their marriage is reportedly in trouble.
According to the source, Portia entered Passages in Malibu back in May. Passages is a rehab facility, and she entered treatment due to problems with drinking and pills. It is reported that Ellen pushed her wife to join rehab in order to save their marriage after a huge argument. Portia stayed for 30 days at the facility, and she is now back at home. It is reported that Ellen visited her wife every weekend during her stay. Ellen and Portia are trying to work on their marriage, but the couple is still having trouble.
What is the source of the trouble? Portia's desire to have children is the reported issue. The couple decided to never have kids when they married in 2008. However, Portia has changed her mind. She is home alone much of the time because of Ellen's busy schedule, and she wants a child to raise. A child would keep her company. Ellen still doesn't want kids. It is this disagreement that broke Portia's heart. In her depression, she turned to alcohol and drugs to cope.
There is more to the story though. Back in February, Ellen was spotted out having lunch with another woman. It might have been an innocent outing, but the sighting spawned rumors that Ellen was cheating on Portia with the woman she was seen with. The paparazzi snapped photos of Ellen with the dark haired woman, and they were shared by Celebrity Dirty Laundry.
In addition to the cheating claims, there are additional reports that Ellen is a controlling partner. She works all the time, but Portia's own career has slowed down considerably. She did appear on the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix, but sources claim that Portia almost needs to ask Ellen's permission to work. A source said the following about the pair's relationship, according to Yahoo Shine:
"Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. [Their marriage is full of] jealousy, lies, and fighting. [De Rossi] 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."
Now all of these reports are from tabloid publications, so they needed to be taken in with a large grain of salt. If Portia did stay in rehab back in May, there are obvious problems for the actress. However, it is a very different side to the couple. Fans are used to seeing Ellen and Portia happy. Ellen often speaks about her wife on her daily talk show, and she even surprised her wife with a brand new car that she had been eyeing. Ellen had the surprise filmed, and she showed it on her talk show earlier this year.
Ellen has not spoken out about these latest reports on her talk show though. What do you think? Do you believe the tabloid reports about the couple? Are Ellen and Portia on the brink of a split?