Ellen DeGeneres is probably going through the worst phase of her life. The US host grabbed eyeballs when her employees accused her of non-payment of dues. Eventually, several staff members shared experiences of the ‘toxic work’ environment. Youtuber Nikkie de Jagger, former bodyguard were amongst others who called out The Ellen Show host.
For long, friends and family members close to DeGeneres remained tight-lipped. But recently, a lot of her friends have come in her support. Portia de Rossi began the ‘I Stand By Ellen’ movement through her Instagram post. Ever since, Jerry O’Connell, Scooter Braun, Katy Perry, Kevin Hart supported the US host too. Many however questioned why BFF Jennifer Aniston hasn’t commented yet.
Owing to all of these rumours, Ellen DeGeneres was said to be contemplating exiting the show. Gossip mill had it that the host wouldn’t be returning for 18th season of her daytime show. In fact, names like Jennifer Aniston, Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy were said to be considered for replacement.
Portia de Rossi, wife of Ellen DeGeneres has now quashed all of these rumours. The Arrested Development actress was spotted on the streets yesterday. She took her dogs for a walk in Santa Barbara. Portia could be seen donning a super comfortable look. She wore a black t-shirt, white shorts and complimented her look with a grey long shrug.
As per a report by Page Six, when the paparazzi asked her about Ellen, de Rossi said her wife was “doing great.”
The photographer even asked her if Ellen DeGeneres would continue her talk show. To this, Portia de Rossi replied, “Yes, she is.”
Previously, a source close to The Ellen Show even confirmed the same. They mentioned that no one was stepping in to replace the US host.