In Touch can exclusively reveal that the couple is getting divorced — and the talk show host’s controlling nature is to blame for the demise of their marriage. At this point, both parties have made statements by stepping out without their wedding rings.
“It’s happening. She and Portia are breaking up. Portia’s ring has been off for a while now, and though she would occasionally slip it on to show Ellen she was trying, that’s over now. There’s no turning back. It’s just a matter of time before the whole world knows,” an insider explains. “Bottom line, Portia feels Ellen didn’t let her be herself or develop her acting career more. She said she needs to break free or she’s going to snap.”
There is just one major problem standing in the way of their split, which is Ellen’s estimated $360 million fortune. This could truly work out in the Arrested Development star’s favor thanks to the “plenty of loopholes” in their prenup.
Ellen and Portia tied the knot in 2008 and do not have any children together — another argument that acts a contributing factor to their split.
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