Just seven months since Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi celebrated 10 years together, reports are coming in (again) that the couple is having trouble.
But rather than calling it quits, Ellen and Portia are renewing their vows to save their marriage.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Ellen and Portia have been teetering on the edge of divorce for more than a year now. They’ve even worked out separate living arrangements.
The couple’s fighting has increased exponentially since Portia accused Ellen of sleeping with her close friend Tatum O’Neal.
Ellen and Tatum are BFF, and, for a while, Portia didn’t think much of it. But, in an interview, Tatum claimed she has started dating only women.
Hearing that Tatum is dating women, Portia got uber jealous of Ellen and Tatum’s friendship.
The practice of renewing wedding vows is common among troubled couples. It looks like Ellen and Portia are buying into the vow renewal as a way of saving their relationship.
Plus, with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, it’s perfect timing to say “I do, again.”
Since the ruling, Ellen has gotten a ton of emails and tweets thanking her and Portia for paving the way for gay marriage to be recognized nationwide,” a source told Radar Online.
“She knows that getting re-married in Louisiana, which has always been a very anti-gay state, would be rubbing it in to some people, but she does not care.”
Some are surprised that Ellen and Portia haven’t divorced already. And renewing their vows is just patching the wound.
Ellen and Portia have been a pillar in the journey toward marriage equality, as exemplified by Ellen’s statement to a bigoted pastor. We hope things work out for them.