Ellen DeGeneres is once again countering rumors that she and actress Portia de Rossi are headed for divorce.
“I love her so much it kills me,” DeGeneres told the latest issue of People magazine.
Married since 2008, DeGeneres, 56, and de Rossi, 41, have recently been the focus of tabloid split rumors.
“The tabloids had a photo of Portia not wearing her wedding ring. She goes, ‘I didn’t wear it because when I ride horses and I’m holding the reins, it gives me a blister!’” DeGeneres told People.
“The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time,” the talk host and comedian said. “It’s what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We’re really lucky because we know how rare it is.”
In December, DeGeneres addressed the split rumors during a hilarious monologue on her daytime talk show.
“There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it,” she said getting serious. “I am very happily married. The only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more. It really is true. And … we argue if we would let a kangaroo carry us in a pouch for a year.”
She then promised her audience, “If there’s anything you need to know, I will announce it here first.”