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Portia de Rossi Speaks Out on Ellen DeGeneres Divorce Rumors

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been dogged by rumors of a $ 220 million divorce for years. Even so, they celebrated their 9th anniversary last fall.

But they’re very aware that reportings of an alleged impending divorce are circulating. And Portia is speaking up about them.

Though she acknowledges that it might sound strange, she finds those rumors encouraging.

Portia de Rossi spoke to Us Weekly about how she really feels about the perennial divorce rumors that follow her and her wife, Ellen.

“The divorce rumors came,” Portia says. “And then we really knew the perceptions had changed.”

The perceptions regarding gay marriage, she means.

Portia makes it clear that she is not cracking a joke, saying: “I’m not kidding.”

She explains why seeing rumors about her marriage felt oddly affirming … but is the first to admit that it seems counterintuitive.

“I know it sounds ridiculous,” Portia admits.

Portia continues: “But when that started happening I thought, ‘Oh, now we’re finally accepted.’”

That actually does make sense.

Portia explains: “We get the same s–t as every celebrity couple.”

In other words, people weren’t writing about her and Ellen’s marriage as if it were some strange novelty, either fraudulent or untouchable.

Instead, they were just circulating bogus reports about their lives, just like they would do for straight couples.

“Wow,” Portia remarks about tabloid rumors. “This is great that I’m pregnant, not pregnant, divorced, not divorced, whatever.”

Because what it means is that attitudes have shifted. Eric Trump may think Ellen’s part of the non-existent “Deep State,” but not directly because she’s gay.

“That means,” Portia explains. “There is an acceptance for this.”

And that’s wonderful.

Portia says that she and Ellen don’t exactly laugh off rumors about their marriage.

“I was at a newsstand …” Portia says, describing how she and Ellen respond to rumors about other couples. “And there was a cover of Brad and Jen.”

Since Jennifer Aniston’s split with Justin Theroux, many nostalgic shippers have wished for her to reunite with Brad Pitt.

“I literally just stared at it, and I was like, ‘They haven’t seen each other. … How is this even a thing? I know for a fact.’ …” Portia says.

“I actually took a picture of it,” Portia reveals. “And sent it to Ellen and said, ‘Can you believe this?’”

But while her disbelief at that time prompted a reaction, she says that they don’t let rumors about themselves get under their skin.

“Anyway, no, in other words, we avoid it,” Portia says of divorce rumors. “We don’t care.”

That sounds like a very healthy attitude!

Portia also spoke to People about how she regrets discouraging Ellen from doing stand-up.

“I shouldn’t say this,” Portia begins. That’s always a great way to start an interview. “But the truth is, I was kind of discouraging her from going back to stand-up.”

That’s a stunning revelation.

“Not because she is not brilliant at it,” Portia clarifies. “But she has a job … right?! And it is a full-time job.”

Portia continues: “She is so busy, and I knew that having to write her own material for an hour stand-up special, and travel with it, was going to be exhausting.”

Sometimes loving someone means advising them to not test their limits. Especially when they’re 60 years old.

“So I was suggesting that she put it on hold until she was done with her talk show,” Portia explains. “But, my wife is very impatient, and, a little like me, once she has an idea she just can’t shake it, and she just has to see it through.”

That is probably why Ellen is so successful. Why they both are.

“I am happy to say that I was wrong,” Portia says.

Portia is not afraid to admit when she is mistaken.

“I was really wrong, because it has given her energy, it has invigorated her,” Portia says of Ellen.

Just imagining all of that makes some of us want to take a nap, but not Ellen.

“And I had actually never seen her on-stage and doing stand-up before,” Portia admits. “I’ve seen her specials, but never in the flesh, and she is really good.”

That is so sweet!

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Ellen DeGeneres Exposes Kim Kardashian’s Surrogate’s Identity

Ellen DeGeneres is a perpetual gift, and this video is no exception.

You know how Kim Kardashian has been adamant about protecting the identity of her gestational carrier, even though she also let fans watch her surrogate meet her family.

Well, Ellen has come out with a new video that reveals the surprising identity of the woman who carried Chicago West to term.

Kim Kardashian could not safely carry another child due to multiple pregnancy complications that could have potentially become life-threatening.

For that reason, she and Kanye elected to use a gestational carrier — so that an embryo from her egg and his sperm was implanted into a third party.

This surrogate remained anonymous, but she had to follow strict dietary restrictions during the pregnancy. She was basically carrying royalty, folks.

But even when Kim brought this woman onto Keeping Up With The Kardashians, her identity remained obscured so that this woman could retain her privacy.

Fans know this woman only as Lorena.

Is Ellen really willing to shatter that?

Well … not exactly.

"If you didn't see the episode where Kim introduces her surrogate to the family," Ellen begins. "I'm gonna show you some of it right now"

And then the almost familiar video begins.

There is a twist, however.

Mixed in with the very real footage from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, in which Kim's unnamed gestational carrier's face is never revealed as she meets the very pregnant Khloe and Kylie, Ellen shows this woman from a different angle.

Except that, as you'll see in the video below, the surrogate is "revealed" to be none other than Ellen herself.

Obviously, Ellen, who just turned 60 this year, was not Kim's surrogate. For so many reasons.

(Don't get us wrong, lesbians can and do act as gestational surrogates just like straight women, because anyone who tells you that the job involves having sex with a man is lying to you)

Ellen, the perpetual prankster, has had her team edit her into the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clip.

They actually did a pretty good job, though the wig itself isn't terribly convincing.

And neither is Ellen's behavior.

In real life, Ellen donates hospital rooms and gives to charity and needy individuals.

Also in real life, Kim's gestational carrier is a sweet, kind woman who loved bringing a child into a happy household.

In the video, Ellen The Surrogate is shifty and the last sort of person that you would want carrying your child — or any child.

"I could use a drink. Any Pabst Blue Ribbon or Michelob Ultra?" She appears to ask upon arrival. "Shoot, I just remembered — I'm not allowed alcohol."

Anyone who is pregnant should absolutely not drink alcohol, of course. Which is the point of the joke.

Ellen follows it up by asking for, as if it's an alternative to alcohol: "Do you have wine? Red or white."

Ellen The Surrogate can also be seen digging into Kris Jenner's purse and pulling out a handful of cash.

As you'll see as you watch the video itself, it's a funny bit.

Ellen isn't maligning the real Lorena or even herself — she's just poking at what fans don't know about this woman and eliciting some laughter in the process.

Ellen is such a gift. She's our favorite part of the non-existant "Deep State."

Take a look:

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Ellen DeGeneres Gifts Jimmy Kimmel a Hospital Room Named in His Son’s Honor

There's more to Jimmy Kimmel than interviews with Stormy Daniels or with The Bachelor favorite Bekah Martinez. He's a husband and a father.

He's opened up on his show about his son Billy's serious congenital heart problems that require multiple surgeries.

As you'll see in the sweet video below, Ellen DeGeneres has found a beautiful and meaningful way to honor his son's health battle.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres affirm their friendship.

The two then discuss Jimmy Kimmel's young son's ongoing health battle. He was born with genetic heart disease.

Congenital heart problems can often be serious or even fatal, but Billy has undergone surgeries in an attempt to save his lie.

It's hard on Jimmy Kimmel and his wife. It's harder still on Billy.

When Ellen shares that she's about to spring one of her famous surprises on Jimmy Kimmel, he looks genuinely surprised.

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(Here, we see Jimmy Kimmel pinching his hand in an attempt to use acupressure to prevent himself for crying. Ellen tells him that the pressure point is for headaches. He's so goofy)

As it turns out, the wonderful surprise that Ellen has for Jimmy and his family is that she's had a hospital room named after Billy.

It is named in honor of him, not in memory — Billy is alive, folks.

It's a sweet move. Cynical critics might describe it as an "empty gesture," but it's not like Ellen can just magically heal Jimmy's son. This is a sweet thing to do.

And Ellen had another surprise for Jimmy Kimmel — she had some of his son's nurses from the hospital in the audience.

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Jimmy Kimmel has brought his son onto the stage with him as he continues to share Billy's health battle with audiences.

His candid sharing of that part of his life has made him one of the most vocal supporters of health care reform.

Many point to his moving, tearful monologues when they talk about the need for universal health care — that no one and especially no child should be condemned to die because they aren't rich.

Jimmy Kimmel of course, is rich enough to afford his son's treatments.

Any other family would have to try crowdsourcing or bankruptcy in an effort to save their baby's life.

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During his interview with Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel opens up about how emotional he gets.

As we mention, he shares that he sometimes pinches an acupressure point on his hand as an effort to hold back tears.

Ellen corrects him — acupressure points can sometimes have multiple purposes, but the point that he pinches to no avail is supposed to help with headache relief.

So, you know, no wonder that doesn't work for him.

Also, his teary eyes are a refreshing dose of emotional honesty in a society that tries to tell men that they're not supposed to cry.

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As you can see in the video below, both Jimmy and Ellen are delights.

But you probably already knew that.

(Of course, people who think that Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "deep state" that the US doesn't have in the first place probably think that Jimmy's part of the same nonexistent organization)

Watch this sweet video — and hear Jimmy Kimmel's anecdote of crying at someone else's wedding when he worked as a DJ.

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Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Late Father

It may be the job of Ellen DeGeneres to make people laugh on a daily basis, but the talk show host was sadly forced to turn serious on Thursday.

For the saddest of reasons:

Because her father passed away at the age of 92.

Ellen broke this news to her viewers in a moving tribute to her dad, Elliott, which followed a long talk with Oprah Winfrey about the fatal mudslides in their home town.

“In addition to what’s going on in Monetico, I lost my dad this week,” DeGeneres said, fighting back tears as she spoke.

“He was 92 years old.  He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life.

"He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92.”

Continued the comedian:

"He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man.

"There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”

We don't know the exact cause of death in this case.

But the man was 92 years old.

As you can see immediately above and below, Ellen also paid tribute to her father on Twitter yesterday.

"It wasn't unexpected," Ellen added on Instagram.

"I was able to say goodbye. When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.

"When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me."

Previously, Ellen has said the following to Winfrey:

"So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show gets them through it.

"Today, I need you because there's a lot going on in my life right now."

Our thoughts are with Ellen's family at this time.

Watch her tribute below:

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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…

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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…

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Eric Trump Thinks Ellen DeGeneres is Part of “The Deep State”

Eric Trump is totally on to Ellen DeGeneres.

She may play all calm and cool and funny and happy and peaceful and loving on television, but the President’s son knows what’s really going on here.

And he’s finally come out and revealing his truth to the world…

… Ellen DeGeneres is a key member of The Deep State!

This is a term often thrown around by Sean Hannity and other like-minded conservatives.

It gained momentum during the 2016 Presidential campaign after being trumpeted by ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon and it refers to an alleged shadowy entity of civil servants.

This shadowy entity of civil servants purportedly coordinates efforts and policies behind-the-scenes to delegitimize the Donald Trump administration.

Many members of the mainstream press, someone like Eric Trump would argue, are working with The Deep State to bring down the commander-in-chief.

How does Ellen fit in?

What has she done to earn this reputation?

It’s unclear.

But consider the following Tweet by Eric Trump, which has gone viral for its hilarious accusation:

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“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState,” wrote Eric as a caption to the screen capture of who Twitter thinks he may want to follow.

One person listed there is the previous President of the United States.

Another person listed there is the candidate Donald Trump defeated to become President.

(If either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are members of the supposed Deep State, well, they aren’t very deep undercover.)

And the third person is beloved talk show host, comedian and former American Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen is very likely a Democrat, but she actually isn’t very outspoken when it comes to politics.

Yes, she once sent a message to Donald Trump that was based around Finding Dory.

But she mostly talks on her show about love and respect and hope, which… okay, nevermind. We get it now.

These aren’t exactly Donald Trump-espoused values, are they?

As you might expect, Eric Trump’s Tweet has become quite a source of ridicule on social media.

Some folks are trying to teach him how Twitter works (“I know you’re not the smart one, but Twitter’s algorithm looks at who you searched for most recently when making suggestions. It looks like you might have recently searched for a Democrat, buddy.”) …

… while others are just openly mocking him.

To wit:

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Said another user, pretty much summing up Eric’s statement:

This is the most unintentionally hilarious tweet of the very very new year!

Fast forward 362 days and we have a feeling it may remain the most unintentionally hilarious Tweet of the year.

Good luck, trying to top it, everyone else on the planet.

This is gonna be a challenge.

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