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After plotting a split in secret for months, sources say Ellen DeGeneres is calling it quits on her marriage to Portia de Rossi.
Star has learned that a family secret has the actor feeling powerless.
The pain on her face said it all. Her head bowed and tears streaming down her cheeks, Portia de Rossi, 36, was spotted breaking down in public in L.A. on Feb. 4. “She had clearly been sobbing her heart out,” a spy tells Star. “Her eyes were red and puffy, her makeup was running and she looked unsteady on her feet. It was shocking to see!” The reason for Portia’s misery? Insiders say it’s the state of her union to her wife, Ellen DeGeneres! As Star has reported, the couple’s decade-long marriage has been hanging by a thread, undone by the talk show titan’s relentless work “On top of that, they had a blowout fight last summer when Portia rejected Ellen’s pleas to adopt a child,” tattles a pal, who says another huge row erupted in January after Ellen publicly defended Kevin Hart in the wake of his anti-gay tweeting scandal. “The tension is off the charts, and something had to give.” Though Ellen, 61, has publicly stated the couple is on solid ground, it turns out she may have been plotting her escape for months, with insiders revealing that she’s secretly plunked down a cool $27.5 million on a new property in rural California — behind a pseudonym because she didn’t want Portia to know about it,” the source spills. “Apparently she even made the realtor sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep it hush-hush. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is where she’s moving as she rebuilds her life after Portia.” In the meantime, Ellen, whose $450 million fortune is in danger of being split, may be bracing herself for a nasty divorce. “There’s still a lot of love between them, but Ellen and Portia may finally be going their separate ways,” says the pal. “It’s heartbreaking!”