Ellen DeGeneres has recently been faced with a wave of stories about her ‘cold’ and ‘demeaning’ behavior at work – contrary to the warm and loving persona she has shown in the spotlight over the past 30 years.

And while sources say Ellen DeGeneres is now ‘at the end of her rope’ following the ongoing accusations, the TV host looked nothing but relaxed and happy while picking up some dinner in Santa Barbara on Sunday evening.

The 62-year-old was spotted with her 47-year-old wife, Portia de Rossi, and was seen hilariously posing up a storm during a flirty shoot.

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 Ellen kept casual in a $30 Adidas T-shirt and a pair of complementary shorts from the same sports brand.

The talk show host completed her look with a some sneakers and accessorized with aviator sunglasses. 

She was spotted wearing her mask but later pulled it down over her neck while continuing to wait for her takeaway dinner from Lucky’s restaurant.

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At one point Ellen was seen puffing up her chest while striking a pose for Portia who took a photo from the driver’s seat.   

The pair have been staying in their Santa Barbara home and Ellen has been doing her talk show from there amid COVID-19 lockdowns throughout the United States. 

Ellen’s appearance comes as she’s recently been faced with a wave of stories about her ‘cold’ and ‘demeaning’ behavior at work – contrary to the warm and loving persona she has shown in the spotlight over the past 30 years.

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‘Ellen is at the end of her rope. She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it’s not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming,’ a source recently told Us Weekly.

‘Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy.

They added: ‘Their home life is strained right now… Her real friends never ask her to be funny or tell jokes. They accept her as is.’

By her side throughout the entire ordeal has been Portia. The pair began dating in 2004 and married in 2008 after the same-sex marriage ban was overturned in California.

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