Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are putting on a good face in public, but behind the scenes, divorce rumors are kicking up amid reports that Portia is jealous of her wife’s close relationship with Sofia Vergara.
The couple was spotted this week walking hand-in-hand through the New York City streets, the picture of a perfect marriage. But, as they put on a good public face, Ellen and Portia have reportedly been fighting over everything from Ellen’s controlling ways to Portia’s desire for a baby.
The latest reports center on Ellen’s friendship with Sofia Vergara, who is a frequent guest on her talk show. A source told OK! Magazine that their friendship has grown even closer since Sofia broke off her engagement to businessman Nick Loeb.
“Portia always resented Ellen’s friendship with Sofia, and now that Sofia is leaning on Ellen for support, she’s even more jealous,” the source said.
But divorce rumors regarding Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi should be taken with a grain of salt. The couple has faced many other reports that have gone nowhere, including a rumor earlier this year that Portia was secretly pregnant.
A few weeks after that report, when it was clear that Portia was not pregnant, a new rumor emerged that the couple was instead fighting over Portia’s desire to have kids. Ellen has been steadfast in her desire to remain childless. She even addressed the baby rumors during an appearance on the Tonight Show in 2012.
“I heard you and Portia are having a baby,” Leno told DeGeneres. “Is this true?”
“I’m here for your sperm,” DeGeneres replied. “That is not true. I don’t know why people want this. I’ve said it so many times: We are not going to have a child. And they say that we’re looking for the right donor. Although, you would be a good donor, so I’ll keep it in mind, just in case. I mean, it would have beautiful blue eyes, and a good sense of humor, and a good shot at a NBC show. We would do well.”
The latest rumor is also pretty curious, especially considering the fact that Sofia Vergara is straight and just got out of a relationship with a man.
For their part, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have done their best to quash the divorce rumors. Ellen told People magazine earlier this year that the reports were bunk, saying: “I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do.”