Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have long fought rumors of marital woes, yet inside sources revealed that the couple may have finally reached their breaking point. Amid reports of an inevitable divorce, DeGeneres and de Rossi were recently spotted getting extra cozy on a shopping trip. Was the outing nothing more than a publicity stunt?
The source revealed that it is only a matter of time before DeGeneres and de Rossi call it quits and get a divorce. Although it sounds like the marriage is about to end, DeGeneres did everything in her power to save it. DeGeneres reportedly forced de Rossi to undergo couple’s therapy and individual counseling to salvage their relationship. De Rossi, however, wasn’t willing to change and may have been waiting for the perfect time before pulling the plug on the marriage.
De Rossi and DeGeneres are coming close to their ten-year anniversary. The couple tied the knot in August of 2008, and if they make it to the ten-year mark then de Rossi could be entitled to a larger divorce settlement.
The talk show host is worth well over $350 million and it is entirely possible that de Rossi will demand a lot of spousal support if they split up. De Rossi’s net worth, in comparison, runs at around the $20 million mark. The only way that DeGeneres can avoid splitting her vast fortune with de Rossi is to end the marriage before the tenth anniversary.
DeGeneres’ marriage reportedly fell apart because she was way too controlling. A source claims that DeGeneres tries to control every aspect of de Rossi’s life, both personal and professional. DeGeneres’ micromanaging ways eventually took a toll on their relationship, though she isn’t solely to blame for their crumbling romance.
DeGeneres also got fed up with de Rossi’s constant complaints and bossiness. By all accounts, it sounds like de Rossi and DeGeneres just need to call it quits before things really turn nasty. Whether or not that happens before their ten-year anniversary is yet to be seen.
While we wait to see what becomes of DeGeneres and de Rossi, the couple was recently spotted enjoying a light stroll through Los Angeles. Despite all the rumors surrounding their romance, the pair looked happier than ever during the outing. DeGeneres wore all black for the walk around the Tony Melrose neighborhood of the city while Rossi rocked black leggings underneath a grey skirt.
Ellen and Portia were as cute as can be while strolling around LA https://t.co/BS7uEvWLcf
— Johnjay and Rich (@johnjayandrich) December 19, 2017
The couple smiled for the camera on multiple occasions and were not afraid to show their affection in public. They may be on the verge of getting a divorce, but based on the photos, they looked happier than ever. That said, many fans speculated that the outing was simply a big publicity stunt and that the two are not getting back together anytime soon.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi started dating over 22 years ago, in 2005. After five years of getting to know each other, they tied the knot inside their house in Beverly Hills in 2008. They have not commented on the breakup rumors.