For months now, the Enquirer and Star Magazine have been running stories about Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi and their “marriage crisis.” I always sort of ignored the speculation because… I don’t know, I want them to be okay. I like Ellen and I always thought that she and Portia were happy, although I have noticed how much Portia messes with her face, which I always consider a bad omen for relationships. Here’s another bad omen: In Touch Weekly says Portia checked into rehab back in May.
In Touch has exclusively learned that Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, secretly checked into rehab in early May. A source exclusively says in the new issue of In Touch that Portia entered the Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May for a 30-day treatment.
The source adds that Ellen visited her every weekend to provide support while she was there. Portia had previously sought treatment for an eating disorder after hitting 82 pounds in 2000.
Radar has more details from the story – their sources claim that Portia checked into rehab after an “ugly fight” with Ellen, and that Portia has been struggling with drugs and alcohol.
“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.”
It was just days later that the Arrested Development star checked into Passages in Malibu.
“Portia entered Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May for a 30-day treatment for drugs and alcohol,” another source told the magazine. “Ellen visited her every weekend to support her while she was there.”
According to the report, the couple’s marriage was riddled with jealousy, lies and fighting.
“Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains,” the source said. “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. Portia often felt like she’d been cut off from her friends because Ellen wanted her all to herself. Portia felt like she let Ellen turn her into the ultimate Stepford Wife… Her bottom wasn’t like the dramatic ones you see on a Lifetime movie. It all progressed slowly, and she finally realized she was powerless and not in control anymore.”
Wow, that’s a lot of undercover drama. Do I believe that Ellen could be controlling and that Portia is the passive one in their relationship? Yeah. I could believe that. I could also believe that Portia is doing the Stepford Wife thing because… quite honestly, that’s how she seems most of the time. Anyway, I hope Portia works out her stuff and I hope the rehab helped her.
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