THE ADOPTION IS OFF!
Another big source of tension between Ellen and Portia in recent months concerns drama over starting a family. Publicly, Ellen’s repeatedly said she doesn’t want kids, but privately, she’s strung Portia along. “It’s always been Portia’s dream to have a little girl, and for years Ellen and Portia would go back and forth, talking about using a surrogate or going the adoption route,” says a source. “But it was just to appease Portia. Ellen would get Portia’s hopes up only to get cold feet and then back out.” They recently renewed talks, much to Portia’s delight: ”They were actually talking about adopting a little girl but then suddenly Ellen decided against it. Portia was devastated.”