Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi are facing tough times. A source told InTouch Weekly that Portia de Rossi secretly entered the Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May for a 30-day treatment. Ellen reportedly visited her every weekend to offer her support while she was at the facility.
According to RadarOnline, citing InTouch Weekly, the source claimed Portia’s stint at the rehab was because of an “ugly fight” she had with wife Ellen DeGeneres.
The source said the actress went from sipping white wine occasionally to a bottle or more a day, and she would top it off with a pill.
“It got to the point where she was out of it four nights a week,” the source said.
This is when the “vicious shouting matches” started, with the couple screaming “cruel, soul-crushing put-downs,” which they both deeply regretted afterwards.
“Portia hadn’t been happy for a while and was drinking and isolating [herself], and Ellen confronted her. Portia lost it and blamed Ellen for driving her to drink because of her controlling ways and said she wasn’t in love with her anymore. Ellen was crushed and screamed at Portia to get out,” the source said.
Despite all the divorce rumours, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are reportedly working on solutions to keep their marriage.
They have tried couples therapy prior to Portia’s 30-day stint at the Passages. They also had divorce attorneys on speed-dial. Ellen was reportedly distraught over Portia’s struggle with drug and alcohol, so she has been supportive of her recovery in every possible way.
“They are on their way to repairing their marriage. It won’t be easy. Portia will always be battling these demons. But they love each other,” the source said.