Portia De Rossi Spent A Month In Malibu Rehab In Bid To Save Marriage With Ellen Degeneres

Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres appear to be having many marital issues at the moment, if the widely reported stories in the press and on the internet are to be believed.

The source of the issues isn’t 100 percent clear but, according to a report yesterday on In Touch Weekly, the rift may well have something to do with the fact that De Rossi secretly checked into the Passages Malibu rehab facility in May for a 30-day program. An anonymous source revealed to the publication that while Portia De Rossi was at the facility, Ellen Degeneres visited her weekly and provided her with full support and understanding.

This isn’t the first time De Rossi has spent time in rehab. Back in 2000, she stayed at a facility in order to help her overcome a serious eating disorder after her weight plummeted to an unhealthy 82 pounds. Radaronline.com reported recently that De Rossi spoke about her drug issues, relating them to her extremely thin physique. This followed reports she was on some kind of hunger strike in order to make a point to Ellen.

She then checked into rehab following a fight she had with Ellen, as a source close to the couple told In Touch:

“They got into an ugly fight. 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.”

The marriage issues, according to the source, allegedly stem from “jealousy, lies and fighting,” as Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains.” The same source, which has yet to be confirmed as bone fide, also shared some interesting news about the couple:

“She (Portia 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. 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.”

Nevertheless, it is not clear what exactly is going on between Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres at the moment – there are as numerous conflicting rumors. Usually, there’s no smoke without fire, so, perhaps Portia De Rossi’s stint in rehab was just what was needed to save the marriage.