What marriage trouble? Several months after rumors flew that Ellen DeGeneres and wife of nine years Portia de Rossi were headed for a divorce, the comedienne made sure to give the actress a shout-out while she was presenting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Pink at the VMAs on Aug. 27.
“I love Pink, she’s my friend. I think she’s the most incredible performer. And when she said she would like me to give her this award, I was honored and I said, ‘Absolutely.’ Then I realized it was the season finale of Game of Thrones, so I hope we’re recording it. Portia, tell me you’re recording this,” the 59-year-old teased.
Sources revealed to Life & Style in May that the couple’s relationship was on the rocks due to nonstop fighting, and that stress had taken its toll on Portia, who was skinnier than ever. “When they argue,” said an insider, “Portia barely eats.”
Ellen and Portia in May 2017.
The 44-year-old, who has been open in the past about seeking treatment for an eating disorder, had friends worried about her low weight. “Portia copes with marital stress, which she can’t quite control, with [eating less] food, which she can control,” the insider stated, before adding that Ellen was very concerned.
“She’s been watching Portia’s fluctuating weight and eating habits,” the source explained. “It can take Portia days, sometimes, weeks to get back into a healthy eating pattern. I don’t know how much longer she can do this.”
But things seem to be looking up for the duo, who cuddled in the audience during last night’s broadcast. “We’re just really good friends and we talk about everything, and we never ever, ever lie to each other, like, not even the tiniest lies,” Portia told ET last year. “And she’s the only person I want to hang out with. Like, she is my best friend and I just want to be with her all the time.”
For a look back at Ellen and Portia’s cutest photos, check out the gallery below!