Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi have been in the headlines quite a bit lately as rumors of infidelity, alcoholism, and secretly recorded fights hit the web; now, the promise of a new “tell-all” book written by a celebrity journalist has fans eager to find out what exactly goes on behind closed doors in the couple’s home.
Ellen has been a daytime darling for several years with her Emmy-winning talk show, and when she and De Rossi went public with their relationship, their fans were overjoyed for them. For a long time, it seemed they were the perfect couple, but recent stories about Ellen’s alleged controlling ways have made their way onto celebrity gossip sites, as well as rumors of excessive drinking on De Rossi’s part.
“Ellen is domineering and Portia is passive. Ellen always calls the shots, and Portia never complains,” a source said. “She felt like a prisoner in her own home. She went from sipping white wine occasionally to drinking at least a bottle or more a day and topping it off with a pill. It got to the point where she was out of it four nights a week. They’ve had vicious shouting matches — with both of them yelling cruel, soul-crushing put-downs that they both deeply regretted.”
Journalist Randy Jernigan says his book will expose a lot of previously unknown facts about the couple when it is released.
“Many fans don’t know that Ellen and Portia have had a very tumultuous romance since the very beginning,” he said. “They both care for each other very much but neither is good at the whole give and take aspect of a relationship.”
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