Sit yourself down and take a few deep breaths. One of our favorite Hollywood couples may have secretly been struggling with some sad news these past few months.
In Touch hears Portia de Rossi, hilarious actress and wife of equally funny woman Ellen DeGeneres, secretly checked into rehab this past May. The 41-year-old Arrested Development star stayed for a whole month at the Passages Malibu facility, the outlet claims. Ellen reportedly visited Portia every weekend to do what she can and support her wife.
No details on what Portia might have been checked in for, if she was checked in at all. The actress has previously sought treatment, way back in 2000 for an eating disorder that left her at a reported 82 pounds. As she wrote in her tell-all book Unbearable Lightness, at the time Portia “didn’t think it was crazy” to eat just 300 calories a day.
“Ever since I was 12 years old, I would starve myself daily and then binge after the job was over,” she explained. But that had all changed once she met the woman who would become her wife. “Ellen has completely changed the way I look at life,” she said. “She has made me not worry about what other people think. I’m still working on that, I have to be honest. She has taught me that who I am is perfectly good enough.”
Portia’s rep didn’t respond to Page Six’s request for a comment so, keep in mind, this all could just be speculation. It be unlike Ellen not to tackle tabloid gossip head on; remember her romantic confession “I love her so much it kills me” during all those nasty divorce rumors a few months back?