We haven’t been covering the Ellen vs. the Dog People story around here because, honestly, I feel awful for her and I hate to exploit her for this. Normally exploitation isn’t really a tough thing for me, but my cats are like my children, and if someone tried to take them from me they would have to do so over my cold, dead body.
For such a seasoned professional as Ellen, it is surprising that she broke down on live TV. Is there perhaps something more going on behind the scenes. Star magazine says yes:
According to multiple sources, [Ellenâ€™s] really in pain because her three-year romance with actress Portia de Rossi is all but over.
â€œEllen would never have broken down like that on TV if things were right in her home life,â€ one source tells Star.
Portia has been telling Ellen sheâ€™s very unhappy at home,â€ says a second sourceâ€¦.â€When it comes down to it, she wants to be with someone younger and hotter. She wants out, but Ellen has been begging her to stay. Portia is really everything in this world to her.â€
I didn’t realize that, even in lesbian relationships, you could get dumped for the younger woman. I always figured Ellen was the older, less attractive gentleman in this relationship. Like, when you move into the penthouse with that slightly overweight hedge fund manager who keeps an inhaler in his briefcase, you know exactly what you’re getting into. You don’t get to later be like, “You know, I thought you’d get hotter with time.”