After completing a thirty-day rehab program for drug and alcohol use, Portia de Rossi is now back in couple’s therapy with wife Ellen DeGeneres in an attempt to mend their relationship.
The couple has been going through marital difficulties, with reports of ugly fights and awful exchanges being a common scene in the home they share. There was even talk of DeGeneres cheating on de Rossi and threats of divorce.
The scandal caused de Rossi to take to alcohol to deal with being “unhappy.” She was reportedly not just drinking excessively, but also abusing prescription drugs. In one of their arguments, she is said to have blamed DeGeneres for her drinking, claiming DeGeneres drove her to drink because of her controlling ways.
In spite of it all, the couple is clearly taking steps at working this out together. De Rossi checked herself into rehab at the Passages in Malibu in May to get treatment. DeGeneres was seen in the rehab facility giving support to her wife for all the weekends she was in treatment. DeGeneres herself has also reportedly quit drinking to help her wife through this hump.
De Rossi is now out of rehab and is looking forward to being part of season four of Scandal, starring Kerry Washington. According to her publicist, de Rossi will join the cast for a secret story arc and is set to star in multiple episodes. However, DeGeneres broke the news by bragging on Twitter about her wife’s new acting role. DeGeneres tweeted: “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on “Scandal”. Oops.”
So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on “Scandal”. Oops.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014
De Rossi’s new acting role is finally bringing her some positive press. Fans can watch her in Scandal when the season premieres on Thursday, Sepember 25, at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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