On Monday, Page Six published a video in which Portia de Rossi gaves a quick update on her embattled wife while out and about in Santa Barbara, California. The video was reportedly filmed the previous day.
Portia, ever the supportive wife, remained low-key in a scarf and hat while a paparazzo asked her about Ellen's state of mind.
"Doing great," Portia said.
The videographer then pressed Portia on the future of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." When directly asked whether Ellen is continuing on with the eponymous daytime talk show, Portia said, "Yes, she is."
This is all fairly new ground for Ellen, who appears to be the embodiment of positivity and kindness on her show. However, for months she's been hit with allegations that she's demeaning toward staff and has created a toxic work environment.
There have also been reports that her show was on verge on being canceled as it grappled with low ratings — its lowest ratings ever, actually.
As allegations of less-than-flattering behavior poured in, WarnerMedia launched an internal investigation into conditions at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." WarnerMedia, which owns Warner Bros. Television, the distributor of Ellen's show, sent a memo to staffers indicating that current and former employees would be asked about their experiences on set. The interviews will be conducted by WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third party firm.
On July 30, Ellen broke her silence to her staff, apologizing for unspecified transgressions and promising to "correct the issues."
In Ellen's letter, she explained that she's now realized the show hadn't been "a place of happiness" for some staffers.
"As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't. That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again," she wrote.
After referencing the struggles she faced after coming out as a gay woman in the '90s, she said, "It's been way too long, but we're finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It's important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so."