DeGeneres, 59, was all smiles with a brunette woman at vegan restaurant Crossroads in West Hollywood on June 1, 2017. Her 8-year marriage to De Rossi hit a crisis in recent months but she appeared carefree on the mystery date.
Her wife, De Rossi, 44, was nowhere to be found as she hit up the trendy eatery.
DeGeneres looked cheerful, a far cry from weeks earlier when she and her spouse were bickering at dinner. "It seemed like they were fighting," an eyewitness – who spotted the two speeding away from tony Beverly Hills restaurant Madeo in Ellen's Porsche on April 5 – told Radar.
"Portia kept trying to talk to Ellen, but Ellen wouldn't even look at her as she screeched out of the parking lot," the insider said about the April event.
DeGeneres celebrated the 20th anniversary of her coming out and looked happy on the lunch date with another woman.
Adding fuel to the fire, DeGeneres and De Rossi unloaded another piece of real estate, a $6 million condo on LA's Wilshire Corridor, according to Variety , thinning out their properties as their marriage crumbled.
"Portia is tired with being the stay-at-home wife, while Ellen gets the big career and all the attention," a friend of the couple spilled to Radar. "Things reached the boiling point a few weeks ago, and after their worst fight ever, Portia packed up and headed to a secluded home they secretly bought in Beverly Hills months ago."
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