Can Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi survive another blow to their marriage?
The A-list couple’s union was rocked by recent reports the Arrested Development actress checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction after a blowout fight at home reveal the pair will soon be forced to face a shocking new tell-all about their chaotic ten-year relationship.
“Many fans don’t know that Ellen and Portia have had a very tumultuous romance since the very beginning,” says Jernigan, who spoke with 13 of the 56-year-old talk show host’s friends and work associates for his upcoming Creative Partners Fan Books tome.
Jernigan attributes many of the couple’s problems to the troubled de Rossi’s constant self-loathing.
“She loves attention because she’s secretly so insecure,” the author explains of the 41-year-old actress, who has publicly discussed her intense battle with anorexia and bulimia and also admitted to being diagnosed with dangerous liver disease cirrhosis. “She also hates that her career is in the dumps.”
Despite their constant drama, Jernigan insists that the two share a lot of love.
“They both care for each other very much,” he admits, “but neither is good at the whole give and take aspect of a relationship.”