Ellen DeGeneres: Did She Cheat on Portia de Rossi?

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been in the headlines for weeks, with headlines of divorce rumors, meltdowns, and a stint in rehab for Portia thrown straight into the public eye. Now one source says Ellen cheated on Portia right before that rehab stay. It seems Portia believes that Ellen had an affair with a mutual friend right before she headed off to rehab in May.

Ellen DeGeneres reportedly wants her save her marriage, however--she hasn't publicly admitted to this affair--and the two have long been engaged in couples therapy.

“It’s going to take a lot for Portia to trust Ellen again,” the source said. “They kept up with the therapy after Portia got out of rehab, but they still have a long way to go.”

Meanwhile it seems Ellen DeGeneres has just cashed in on the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles’ Westside. Napster co-founder Sean Parker bought the home for $55 million, meaning Ellen made a tidy $15 million on the flip. She bought the home last winter for $40 million. She and Portia de Rossi are known for flipping homes. This particular house was reportedly named as among the reasons behind a recent blow up and Portia's return to drinking. It seems she shouldered most of the renovations to the home--ones that she and Ellen were supposed to do together.

Ellen DeGeneres, of course, is steering clear of any of these personal issues when addressing the media. Her on-air persona hasn't changed, nor has her apparent compassion for what's going on in the world around her. On Friday, what would have been Nelson Mandela's birthday--Nelson Mandela Day--she shared her thoughts about the late, great leader.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are likely making headlines in part because of Ellen's constant media presence. The talk show host and comedienne is known for being kind, generous, loving, and funny. Is this how she behaves behind closed doors or is there a side of Ellen that very few people have seen? This is no doubt a very intriguing aspect of the Ellen and Portia debacle--at least for those on the outside looking in.

It would be sad to imagine Ellen DeGeneres isn't who she is on TV. Hopefully time will prove these rumors to be just that--unfounded rumors--and Ellen and Portia de Rossi will wind up living their happily ever after--both in the Hollywood celebrity realm and behind closed doors.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.