Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi have been at the center of the rumor mill for a few months, although they keep denying that there’s any trouble in paradise. However, we’d like to call their rebuttals the ‘doth protest too much’. Usually, celebrities stay quiet when the tabloids are wrong – after all, the tabloids are usually wrong.
However, in this particular scenario, Ellen and Portia just ended up fueling the fire by publicly denying the rumors. In fact, Ellen even used People Magazine as a sounding board to explain just why her marriage was so perfect. Why go to all that trouble when a simply ‘no, we’re still together’ would have done? Or better yet, couldn’t Ellen have continued joking about it on her show, making it a humorous insert into her routine instead of drawing attention to it with a several pages-long interview in People?