Ellen DeGeneres cut a relaxed figure as she shopped for Christmas with wife Portia de Rossi in Montecito on Wednesday.
The presenter, 64, and her actress wife, 49, looked relaxed as they strolled down the street laden with shopping bags.
Ellen wore a plaid shirt and jeans, paired with sneakers and a stylish pair of sunglasses for the day.
Out: Ellen DeGeneres cut a relaxed figure as she shopped for Christmas with wife Portia de Rossi in Montecito on Wednesday
Ally McBeal star Portia wore a black t-shirt, gray pants and a navy cardigan.
It comes after it emerged the couple were dumping one of their Montecito properties, having recently sold another home in the same area for $13.5million.
Earlier this week, the couple listed their 1915 cottage, described as “extremely charming” on their listing, for $5.85 million.
The 2,830 square foot home, which includes three bathrooms, a powder room and a guest room, is located in the Hedgerow area of town and is said to have “incredible privacy” while being “close to the beach and of the lower and upper neighborhoods of Montecito”. villages.’
Last year, DeGeneres announced that her long-running show would end after 20 seasons, following accusations that the production fostered a toxic work environment.
Sighting: The presenter, 64, and her actress wife, 49, looked relaxed as they strolled down the street laden with shopping bags
A pile of professional issues for DeGeneres — who encouraged people to “be kind” on her show — sprouted in March 2020, after comedian Kevin T. Porter went viral after asking his followers to post stories “ senseless” on “Ellen being mean” in a charity effort for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
The tweet inspired hundreds of responses, snowballing into worse publicity for the star as her show employees complained about mistreatment from show executives as the coronavirus forced DeGeneres to film her show from home.
In July 2020, Buzzfeed released a pair of reports speaking with current and former employees of the show who said the program was plagued by a toxic work environment plagued by bullying, sexual misconduct and racist remarks.
Warner Bros. parent company WarnerMedia then launched an internal investigation into the show, saying the findings indicated “certain flaws in the day-to-day running of the show” and “shortcomings related to the day-to-day running of the show.” emission”.
In August 2020, Warner Bros. announced that executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman had “parted ways” with the show ahead of its 18th season.
When DeGeneres returned to the air in September 2020, she apologized for the scandal of things “that should never have happened.”
“I know I’m in a position of privilege and power,” she said, “and I realize that comes with responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens on my show. .
Charming: It comes after it emerged the couple were unloading one of their Montecito properties, having recently sold another home in the same area for $13.5million
“We’ve had many conversations over the past few weeks about the show, where we work and what we want for the future. We’ve made the necessary changes and today we’re starting a new chapter.
In the speech, DeGeneres also addressed allegations aimed at her personal behavior, saying, “The truth is, I’m that person you see on TV.” I am also many other things. I become sad. I get angry. I become anxious. I’m frustrated. I am getting impatient. And I’m working on all of that.
The show was immediately hit by ratings, as it averaged 1.5 million viewers in the first six months of the season, up from 2.6 million the previous year, according to Nielsen.
DeGeneres announced she was ending her show in May 2021, telling fans she intuitively felt it was time to wrap things up in its 19th season.
“You might be wondering why I decided to end after 19 seasons,” she said on her show. “The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instincts told me it was time.
Starting Over: Last year, DeGeneres announced her longtime show would be ending after 20 seasons, following accusations that the production fostered a toxic work environment; She is seen in 2015