Are Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi moving to Australia? According to an Aussie publication, the answer is yes. For the year-end festivities, DeGeneres and her wife decided to fly to Australia not only to relax and play with koalas. They are trying to get away from the constant media hoopla that takes place whenever they step out for dinner or go for a stroll. The couple picked Australia as their getaway for two reasons.
Down Under is the birthplace of Mrs. de Rossi, and the funny television host is said to be in love with the country after visiting it in 2013. The comedian has been chronicling her trip via Instagram where she shared a series of warm and fuzzy pictures.
One photo that has gone viral features DeGeneres looking at baby koalas as they eat leaves. In a story that appeared in NW magazine, it was revealed that the pair might be on an extended vacation.
A close friend said that DeGeneres and de Rossi are so happy in Australia that instead of spending just three weeks Down Under they might move there. The same source claimed that they had been house hunting in the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, which is a local government area in Victoria.
According to the friend, the Hollywood couple loves their Los Angeles place, which they share with three dogs and three cats, but they are frustrated with the paparazzi looming over their every move. The insider said: “Ellen gets two weeks off from her show over the holidays and they’re planning to spend the break in Australia. They’ll be looking at properties too, as they both really want to buy a place there… Ellen knows how much Portia misses Australia.”
Another reason for the big move is the fact that the pair is thinking about having a family. Like many celebrities, they are hoping to flee the media circus that exists in Los Angeles and find a calm yet current location to raise their children.
Many are saying that the move is unlikely because DeGeneres needs to be in Hollywood to make a living via her show and many business ventures. However a few years ago, DeGeneres told more than 3000 audience members of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”: “I shouldn’t put it out there but I can see us living here one day. I’m moving here, it’s so beautiful.”
There have been many rumors claiming that DeGeneres and de Rossi were on the verge of splitting, hopefully, this move, if true will help them save their marriage.