Ellen denies marriage problems

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has slammed tabloid rumors that her marriage to Portia de Rossi is in trouble.

The 55-year-old has been married to actress Portia since August 2008 but a recent headline claimed their union was crumbling.

Ellen used the opening monologue of her hugely successful chat show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, to set the record straight.

“I was like, ‘Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy.’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, I’m Ellen,’” she joked. “And I should know if that was happening.”

Ellen came out as a lesbian in 1997 and went on to date actress Anne Heche before meeting Portia in 2004.

While Ellen initially joked about the rumors she followed it with a more serious response to the reports.

“It’s so ridiculous to me,” she said. “There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I’m very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more. That is all. It really is true.”

Ellen is regularly found to be the person asking a fellow celebrity about their relationship rumors on her talk show.

But when the shoe was on the other foot, Ellen was quick to tell the audience that they can trust her to share important information about her life.

“If there’s anything you need to know, I’ll announce it here first,” she explained.

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