Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are going through a lot right now, especially after it was revealed that Portia secretly attended rehab for drug/alcohol substance abuse in May. They managed to keep it a secret from the press for a while, but these things always get out. In addition to the rehab news leaking, In Touch also reports that it was her failing relationship and possible divorce with Ellen that caused Portia to go off the rails.
Apparently, the constant fighting and bickering led Portia straight into the arms of alcohol addiction, which she already has a propensity for after battling an eating disorder 13 years ago.
Some sources are even saying that it was Ellen’s cheating and indifference to their marriage that caused Portia’s issues. In Touch’s source adds, “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.”
Apparently, jealousy and Ellen’s controlling nature were the root causes of their fights, and it simply became too much for Portia to handle. They’ve reportedly already tried couple’s therapy and even discussed the idea of a divorce, but in the end, they decided to work through it. Ellen and Portia apparently made a mutual decision on admitting Portia to rehab, and they’ve been recovering – literally and figuratively – since then.
To be honest, I don’t think one month is enough time for a marriage to miraculously fix itself, nor is it enough time for Portia to recover from a serious alcohol addiction. Plus, Ellen and Portia might be working through their issues now, but what happens when the rehab visit becomes a distant memory, and the jealousy and fighting starts again?
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