Portia de Rossi Responds to Ellen Degeneres Divorce Rumors
Are Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres getting divorced? In a word, no, but they're glad you asked — sincerely!
De Rossi, who's been married to Degeneres since 2008, told Us Weekly at a recent West Hollywood event that they're doing well, and that — to a degree — breakup gossip has been somewhat flattering.
“The divorce rumors came and then we really knew the perceptions had changed,” she said. “I’m not kidding. I know it sounds ridiculous, but when that started happening I thought, ‘Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’ We get the same s–t as every celebrity couple.”
“I thought, ‘Wow, this is great that I’m pregnant, not pregnant, divorced, not divorced, whatever,” she added. “That means there is an acceptance for this.”
Still, de Rossi said she's not giving supermarket tabloid fodder much thought, especially in light of what's still being said about other celebrity couples in the limelight.
“I was at a newsstand … and there was a cover of Brad [Pitt] and Jen [Aniston],” she said. “I literally just stared at it, and I was like, ‘They haven’t seen each other...How is this even a thing? I know for a fact.'...I actually took a picture of it and sent it to Ellen and said, ‘Can you believe this?’ Anyway, no, in other words, we avoid it. We don’t care.”