It is not all that rosy and peachy as Ellen DeGeneres would want you to believe.
The TV host, who is married to Portia de Rossi, is said to be a complicated boss who is not very talkative with her employees.
A new report has surfaced via Radar Online claiming that her staff members see the host of Christmas in Washington as cold and distant.
The person, who spoke to the publication, claimed that the former Goodbye Lover actress is nothing like the warm and fuzzy character that she portrays on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The comedian is not friendly with the producers and avoids taking parts in meetings and briefings.
According to the insider, the famous television host is not as charitable as she appears to be.
A person close to the writer and producer alleged: “Ellen’s public image is that of a sweetie who is nice to everyone and is a real pussycat. But when the cameras are not rolling, she treats staffers as if they are her peasants!”
The snitch shared: “No one is allowed to engage Ellen in conversation or even look her in the eye! She does not even brief the staff about the show anymore!”
The tipster also revealed that DeGeneres has a habit of pitting employees against each other and added: “She picks and chooses people to be nice to when it is to her advantage. She will invite some staffers to fun outings and purposely exclude others to create tension, jealousy and hurt feelings.”
The site reported that her bad days with de Rossi are transferred to the set of the talk show.
The person, who wished to remain anonymous, spilled the tea by saying: “If she is going through a rough spot with wife Portia, people have to duck and cover. Staffers never know what she will go off on, or who she will target. It is like walking on eggshells.”
The person, who spoke to the media, went on to give a silly example of one of DeGeneres’ outbursts — a thread.
The source recalled: “One time, a loose thread was hanging off her pants. Ellen noticed it when she was about to go on air and started screaming about how no one had told her. Then, instead of just tearing off the thread, Ellen demanded a whole new pair of pants!”
There have been many rumors claiming that de Rossi and DeGeneres were heading for a divorce and they all turned out to be inaccurate.
So there is a possibility that this story is from angry staff members.