Ellen DeGeneres gave a rare insight into her life with wife Portia de Rossi at their $70 million ‘permanent home’ in California where she gave her first interview in a year this week.
The former talk show host, 65, and his wife Portia, 50, who are best known for their multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio and home-flipping prowess, have settled into their newly acquired Carpinteria estate.
Talking to RIV MagazineThe star said, “This place is all about slick. The house needed a lot of work but the place has always been great. Oddly enough, this is the first place Portia and I have ever looked here (in 2007)…honestly I didn’t even want to.” In seeing the place.It’s the longest I’ve ever dealt with a property.
Because the location was amazing but the house, while good bones, basically didn’t have a single roof that I could live with and everything collided with everything. Even the ceilings.
The star said she and actress Portia don’t conflict about the home renovation, saying, “There’s no division. She is as passionate about horses as I am about homes. But we don’t delve into each other’s silos. I really can’t get her to go to a furniture store with me. Unless there’s a horse somewhere out there.
AT HOME: Ellen DeGeneres gives rare insight into her life with wife Portia de Rossi at her $70 million ‘permanent home’ in California where she gave her first interview in a year this week (pictured renewing their vows in the Carpinteria)
The star made major progress with her new property renovation after just a few months and revealed how she got the job done so quickly.
She added, “Personally, I just don’t understand people accepting such long timescales to get things done. Once I make the decision to engage, I’m off to the races. And in a situation like this where we’re only dealing with surface changes, it’s just a matter of how big a quality team of painters and fine finishers are.” that you can quickly build and deploy.
DailyMail.com reported last year that Ellen and Portia renewed their vows – with Kris Jenner taking over – at their new home in a ceremony that was also attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“This is a new chapter,” Portia said to her wife. “After 24 homes in 18 years, this is our first home.”
In December, the New York Post reported that DeGeneres and de Rossi had purchased the home in Carpinteria which is just south of Summerland.
They’ve paid for a pair of properties next door to each other, one north of $40 million while the other close to $30 million.
The two properties add up to 10 acres when combined. The publication also reported that $70 million was the highest ever paid for a property in Santa Barbara.
DeGeneres and de Rossi have shown a savvy interest in real estate over the past year, with the couple buying and selling a number of properties.
Wow: Speaking to RIV magazine, the star said, “This place is all about the place. The house needed a lot of work but the place has always been great. Oddly enough, this was the first place Portia and I ever looked here (in 2007) – Pictured 2020
Ellen and Portia first met in 2000 at a party and de Rossi quickly fell head over heels for Ellen.
However, the couple did not begin dating until several years later, in part because De Rossi was not gay at the time.
The couple married in 2008 after California legalized same-sex marriage, and they’ve been together ever since.
In the footage of their vow renewal, Ellen and Portia are seen holding hands as they look into each other’s eyes. It also bears long-stemmed white flowers.
The home is massive, with high beamed ceilings, natural blonde wood floors, bleached wood cabinetry, and modern black and white palettes.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Producer and Kardashian/Jenner director Chris served as an officiant. She read from a piece of paper as she supervised the ceremony.
DeGeneres announced that she was ending her show in May of 2021, telling fans that she intuitively felt it was time to wrap things up in her 19th season.
Jenner wore a white trench coat and black leather pants while adjusting her eyeglasses. Chris and Elaine have been close friends for decades.
A raft of professional woes came to light for DeGeneres — who encouraged people to be nice on her show — in March of 2020, after comedian Kevin T. Porter went viral after asking his followers to post “crazy” tales about “Ellen being mean.” in a charitable effort for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
The tweet inspired hundreds of responses, leading to more bad publicity for the star as her show staff complained about abuse from show executives as the coronavirus forced DeGeneres to film her show from home.
In July of 2020, Buzzfeed published a pair of reports that I spoke with current and former employees of the program who said the program suffers from a toxic work environment riddled with bullying, sexual misconduct, and racist remarks.
Warner Bros. parent company WarnerMedia later launched an internal investigation, saying the findings indicated “some flaws in the day-to-day running of the show” and “deficiencies related to the day-to-day running of the show”.
In August of 2020, Warner Bros. announced that executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman had ‘partied’ with the show prior to its eighteenth season.
When DeGeneres returned to the air in September of 2020, she apologized for things that “never should have happened.”
“I know I’m in a position of privilege and power,” she said, “and I know that comes with responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens on my show.”
We’ve had a lot of conversations over the past few weeks about the show, our workplace, and what we want in the future. We made the necessary changes and today we start a new chapter.
The long-running talk show debuted in 2003
In the letter, DeGeneres also addressed allegations targeting her personal conduct, saying, “The truth is, I’m that person you see on TV. I also do a lot of other things. I’m sad. I go crazy. I am worried. I feel frustrated. I ran out of patience. And I’m working on all of that.
The show felt an immediate hit in the ratings, as it averaged 1.5 million viewers in the first six months of the season compared to 2.6 million the year before, according to Nielsen.
DeGeneres announced that she would be ending the show in May of 2021, telling fans that she intuitively felt it was time to end the show in its 19th season.
“You might be wondering why I decided to quit after 19 seasons,” she said. The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it was time.