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Ellen’s wife recovering after being rushed to hospital

Ellen’s wife recovering after being rushed to hospital

Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, is resting at home after she was rushed to hospital and underwent an unexpected surgery last week.

The actress is in recovery after a health scare revealed she had appendicitis.

A representative for the couple told People Magazine that the actress, 48, is “doing well”.

“Ellen rushed Portia to the hospital on Friday night, she was in a lot of pain,” the statement read.

“It was appendicitis and she had surgery.”

They added that DeGeneres, 63, is “taking care of her. It was a scare at first, but all good now.”

de Rossi’s health scare follows just three months after DeGeneres had her own concerning medical diagnosis, admitting to the world she had tested positive for coronavirus.

“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” the television personality wrote.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”

She added, “Please stay healthy and safe.”

It has been a rocky year for DeGeneres indeed, who praised her wife and thanked her for her support.

“I couldn’t have gone through everything I went through without her,” she told People, following toxic workplace allegations against the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“It was a horrible time in my life, and she was a rock. She kept me going and tried to help me put things in perspective.”

de Rossi added: “We’ve grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first.”

DeGeneres and de Rossi met in 2000 and have been together for 15 years.

The pair married in 2008.

de Rossi told Oprah in 2005: “(I knew Ellen was the one) when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on Ally McBeal at the time and I was not living as an openly gay person.

“I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about being gay, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn’t about to date the most famous lesbian in the world.”

The couple married in 2008 after the Supreme Court of California legalised same-sex marriage in 2008.