The rumors of trouble in paradise for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi keep on coming: The couple was supposed to attend a charity fundraiser Sunday but never showed up, and sources tell Page Six it's because they had "an epic fight" in the car on the way over. DeGeneres' and de Rossi's names and photos were on the invitation to the Saving SPOT! event in Santa Monica; they were listed as hosts. They tell Page Six, "We were happy to lend our names as honorary chairs and the organization was always aware that we would be unable to attend," adding that they never approved their photos to be included on the invitations. "The story is a complete lie," says a DeGeneres lawyer. "There was no fight." But sources tell a different story.
"Ellen and Portia were delayed and were in the car on the way, when they had an epic fight. They ended up turning around and not going," says one source. They "were supposed to be at the event at 5pm, but at 6:30pm, the media was still waiting for their arrival. Reporters were told they were on their way, until the head of the charity informed everyone at the end of the event that they weren't going to make it due to 'logistics.'" DeGeneres last month slammed all the rumors swirling around her and her wife, noting on her talk show's season premiere, "I had a great summer. I went on a trip with Portia, my beautiful wife—who I am happily married to, but thank you for your heartfelt concern, tabloids." (Also last month, a source close to the couple insisted Ellen "puts Portia before anything.")