Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's multimillion-dollar estate was burglarized earlier this month, according to a Thursday report.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the theft occurred on July 4, TMZ reported. It's unclear if the couple was home at the time of the break-in.
The residence in ultra-ritzy Montecito was "targeted due to the victim's celebrity status," authorities said, adding that stolen items include expensive jewelry and watches. The exact value of the stolen items isn't known.
Whether this is connected to other burglaries involving celebrities remains to be seen, but local authorities are working with surrounding law enforcement agencies to see if there are similarities in the crimes.
The burglary comes at a trying time for Ellen, as she's been facing accusations of rude behavior toward her staff.
Claims of unkind behavior went viral in March after comedian Kevin T. Porter asked fans to tell their most "insane" stories of "Ellen being mean" — a long-running rumor in Hollywood circles. Kevin called Ellen "notoriously one of the meanest people alive."
Many obliged Kevin and came forward with stories detailing Ellen's alleged diva-like behavior.
Us Weekly reported on May 13 that, according to a source, Ellen was "at the end of her rope" regarding the claims that her super-nice public persona is all a sham.
"She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it's not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming," said the source.