Ellen DeGeneres admits wife Portia de Rossi has been my rock amid toxic workplace scandal – Daily Mail

Ellen DeGeneres admits wife Portia de Rossi has been ‘my rock’ through tough year amid toxic workplace scandal: ‘She kept me going’

She’s relied on the ones she loves the most to get her through a tough time.

And Ellen DeGeneres admitted wife Portia de Rossi has been ‘my rock’ through the years as they starred on the cover of PEOPLE’s first annual Love Issue.

The 63-year-old comedian revealed Portia ‘kept me going’ as her world was flipped upside down during a toxic workplace scandal last year after employees came forward about negative experiences on her self-titled talk show.

Ellen addressed accusations from both current and former employees that she had fostered a toxic workplace, and apologized during an opening monologue on her show last season.

‘It broke my heart; I couldn’t have gone through everything I went through without her,’ DeGeneres admitted. ‘It was a horrible time in my life, and she was a rock. She kept me going and tried to help me put things in perspective.’ 

Being under lockdown and quarantining together during the pandemic — Ellen also tested positive for COVID-19 in December and has since recovered — brought the pair even closer together. 

Ellen DeGeneres admitted wife Portia de Rossi has been 'my rock' through the years as they starred on the cover of PEOPLE's first annual Love Issue; seen in 2020

Ellen DeGeneres admitted wife Portia de Rossi has been 'my rock' through the years as they starred on the cover of PEOPLE's first annual Love Issue; seen in 2020

Ellen DeGeneres admitted wife Portia de Rossi has been ‘my rock’ through the years as they starred on the cover of PEOPLE’s first annual Love Issue; seen in 2020

The way they were: Ellen and Portia were married in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of California and their romance is still blossoming; seen in 2005

The way they were: Ellen and Portia were married in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of California and their romance is still blossoming; seen in 2005

The way they were: Ellen and Portia were married in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of California and their romance is still blossoming; seen in 2005

‘We’ve grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first,’ de Rossi said. ‘By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can’t imagine spending time with anyone but her.’ 

DeGeneres added: ‘We think the same things, say the same things at the same time, finish each other’s sandwiches — no, sentences. We’re in a rhythm that’s easy.’ 

Ellen and Portia were married in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of California and their romance is still blossoming.

Nice: The 63-year-old comedian revealed Portia 'kept me going' as her world was flipped upside down during a toxic workplace scandal last year after employees came forward about negative experiences on her self-titled talk show; seen in 2018

Nice: The 63-year-old comedian revealed Portia 'kept me going' as her world was flipped upside down during a toxic workplace scandal last year after employees came forward about negative experiences on her self-titled talk show; seen in 2018

Nice: The 63-year-old comedian revealed Portia ‘kept me going’ as her world was flipped upside down during a toxic workplace scandal last year after employees came forward about negative experiences on her self-titled talk show; seen in 2018

‘To start superficially, I love the way she looks. I love her brain; she’s smart. That’s really important,’ DeGeneres said of her wife. ‘She’s strong. She’s confident. She’s really funny. And she’s a good dresser and a good dancer. She’s learning to cook.’ 

Portia added of her wife: ‘Wow, how do I top that? She is the kindest, most generous, most loving, loyal, trustworthy person I have ever known. She’s a very special human being. Some of it sometimes rubs off on me.’ 

‘We’re lucky to have each other,’ DeGeneres added. ‘We practice a lot of gratitude.’   

'We've grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first,' de Rossi said. 'By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can't imagine spending time with anyone but her' (seen in 2016)

'We've grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first,' de Rossi said. 'By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can't imagine spending time with anyone but her' (seen in 2016)

‘We’ve grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first,’ de Rossi said. ‘By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can’t imagine spending time with anyone but her’ (seen in 2016)

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