Is Ellen DeGeneres losing millions as a result of the pandemic, as one tabloid claims this week? Gossip Cop investigated the allegations. Here's what they discovered.

In Touch's current report appears to be another example of the gossip media heaping praise on DeGeneres after the talk show host was recently mocked on Twitter. 

DeGeneres has been a relatively successful house flipper over the years. However, the tabloid claimed that she is experiencing a "financial crunch." It also claimed DeGeneres is "scrambling to protect her riches" in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the shady report, DeGeneres and his wife Portia de Rossi have offered their property for $58 million after purchasing it for $45.5 million from Adam Levine in 2017.

"She won't get anywhere close to that. I'd be surprised if she gets $30 million," the source claimed. The insider went on, insisting, "She's feeling the house crunch big-time. And she has so much money tied up in these houses, she could go broke!"

The fake tabloid piece then goes off the tracks, making barbs at the comedian that are quite similar to recent claims leveled against her on Twitter and elsewhere. She's "renowned for being cheap," according to the outlet.

"Maybe the prospect of losing millions on these investment properties caused her to take a hard line on her show," the source added. They're referring to the claim that DeGeneres has replaced union workers on her show with a non-union crew as she continues to broadcast her daily talk show from a different home in California the couple own.

Of course, no fake tabloid article would be complete without a  fictitious martial arts brawl involving Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. "[de Rossi] doesn't understand Ellen's obsession with money," the supposed source claims, "it's causing major issues in their relationship." The tabloid "notes" that the "couple were already having problems."

There's a lot to comprehend here, so let's start with the alleged "issues" in DeGeneres' and de Rossi's relationship. In fact, Gossip Cop refuted a report made by this same magazine in 2017 claiming they were heading to a "$500 million divorce." Gossip Cop also denied New Idea's claim that the couple was planning to relocate to Australia to save their marriage. According to Woman's Day, the couple thought of having a divorce following "a long period of struggle." They weren't planning on getting divorced three years ago, and they're still going strong today. The tabloids had no idea what was going on.

Was Ellen DeGeneres on the verge of bankruptcy as she tried to sell her house? No way, and the tabloid clearly had no idea what they were talking about. DeGeneres and de Rossi have been successful house flippers for almost a decade, with DeGeneres' net worth estimated at  $500 million. When this story was released, the talk show presenter was far from ailing.

Although the tabloid claimed Ellen DeGeneres would be lucky to earn $30 million for her Beverly Hills estate, the pair is said to have earned $47 million. That was still more than the couple had paid for it initially, indicating that the report was based entirely on the assumption.

Furthermore, tabloids love to say that DeGeneres and de Rossi's marriage is in trouble, but this is just not the case. The pair has always been supportive of one another, and the tabloid's assertions were never factual.

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