According to Page Six, the talk-show host and the actress were honorary chairs for the pet rescue center Saving SPOT!, but didn’t make it to the charity event due to a huge fight.
A source told the New York paper, “Ellen and Portia were supposed to be at the event at 5 p.m., but at 6:30 p.m., 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.'”
Those “logistics” were explained by the insider. “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 to the fund-raiser.”
However, the couple’s lawyer sees the story a different way. Marty Singer told Page Six, “The story is a complete lie. My client told the organizer they never agreed nor planned to attend the event. There was no fight that caused them not to attend.”
The two animal lovers also sent out a statement to clear the air. “We were happy to lend our names as honorary chairs and the organization was always aware that we would be unable to attend. This is the first time we have seen our images attached to the invite. It was not approved and it is misleading.”
It does sound like the relationship between the stars and the charity is now strained, since everyone is talking to the press except for the charity. They’ve been completely silent about the allegations.
Someone is officially in the doghouse.