Hollywood gossip – take it or leave it.
The latest rumour doing the rounds is that Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi’s marriage is over, sparked by the fact that $58.6 million of assets have been put up for sale.
The couple, who have been together more than a decade, are selling a home in Santa Barbara, California and a luxury condo in Beverley Hills.
In recent times, Ellen has continually said their marriage is fine but “sources” have told OK! Magazine that the sale of the properties is only the start of a “sad split” for the pair.
“They’re not only headed for a divorce, but they’re also secretly splitting up their assets before they make an official announcement,” the insider said.
“Not only will they not be growing old in that (Santa Barbara) home, which was their dream, but they won’t be growing old together, period.”
Ellen and Portia have been surrounded by split rumours in recent months, with the comic talking down reports in October last year, telling People magazine: “I can’t imagine not being married.
“I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.”
Of course, the sale of a couple’s assets is no proof that a marriage is on the rocks … so, for now, it remains Hollywood gossip.
If and when we hear it as gospel from Ellen and/or Portia we’ll certainly let you know.