“Portia hadn’t been happy for a while and was drinking and isolating, and Ellen confronted her,” a source told the magazine.
“Portia lost it and blamed Ellen for driving her to drink because of her controlling ways and said she wasn’t in love with her anymore.
Despite secretly knowing she was a lesbian, the star married documentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe in 1996, she wrote in memoir Unbearable Lightness.
Metcalfe left her in 1999, and in a sick twist, he ran off with the wife of de Rossi’s brother!
“People don’t realize that drug use is so connected to body image and weight loss for women,” wrote the author, who publicly struggled with anorexia and bulimia.
In a 2010 interview with Oprah Winfrey, de Rossi admitted she weighed just 82 pounds in 2000 after struggling with her eating disorder for years. “But it was certainly a recognition for my self control.” She also confessed to taking up to 20 laxatives a day on a 300-calorie diet.
De Rossi checked into Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May to get help for a drug and alcohol problem, In Touch reported on July 1, 2014.
“The fact that Renee would wear skimpy, lacy underwear clearly visible underneath her oversized, gaping overalls should have indicated to my brother and me that a personal partnership was also forming,” she wrote. After her parents divorced when she was 13, the comedienne said her mother dated “horrible men” who she “had to kick out of the house.” “I kind of became an adult and was taking care of her,” she told Good Housekeeping in 2011.
Doggy Drama: In 2007, an animal shelter blasted De Generes for giving her new dog away to another family without their permission.
Ellen was crushed and screamed at Portia to get out.”The rehab stay wasn’t de Rossi’s first brush with addiction.
In her 2010 memoir Unbearable Lightness, the Arrested Development star confessed she began taking dangerous diet drug phen fen when she was just 15.
In 2001, she fainted on a film set and was taken to a doctor, who discovered she was suffering from cirrhosis, osteoporosis and organ failure.In September 2011, ambulances rushed to the set of The Ellen De Generes Show after the host began feeling chest pains. lot and about 50 trucks and ambulances, like one marching band short of a parade, showed up outside my office,” she later recalled on her show. Before she wed De Generes, de Rossi was married to man!