Sources close to Portia de Rossi claim that as divorce rumors and stories of Ellen Degeneres cheating picked up momentum, rather than immediately addressing the issues head-on, Portia fell back into an old habit and started substance abuse again. It was an addiction that Portia seemed to beat once she started dating Ellen but as their marriage has disintegrated Portia’s old ways of coping have returned.
According to the July 21st print edition of The National Enquirer after several screaming matches between the ladies – always while Portia was under the influence – Ellen decided that an intervention was necessary. Sources close to the couple insist that she may very well have saved Portia’s life, but now what? Portia has been released from a 30 day program and the problems at the root of her drug/alcohol use remain.
She is still living under Ellen’s controlling thumb. She rarely works and having a baby is out of the question. Then there is Ellen’s roving eye. Even if she isn’t straight up cheating she still likes to be seen in the company of younger woman, something that makes her wife very insecure. Do you think that Ellen will agree to stop doing the things that trigger Portia into a downward spiral? Do you think that Ellen and Portia’s marriage will survive all of the issues at hand or is a divorce and split kind of inevitable? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!