Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi enjoy a rare public date night in Montecito

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi enjoy a rare public date night with al fresco dinner in Montecito


Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi got some fresh air during a rare public outing in Montecito, California on Sunday.

The talk show host, 63, and actress, 48, looked loved up during the outing, walking hand-in-hand as they made their way to a romantic dinner al fresco.

While Ellen went for a simple, sporty look her wife of nearly 13-years embraced boho chic during the outing.

Date night! Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi went out for a rare public date in Montecito, California early Sunday night

DeGeneres donned a dark zip-up with black pants and cool leather sneakers, keeping her hair in its signature blonde crop.

Besides the comic, Arrested Development star de Rossi strode along in a long white tunic and slouchy grey pants with a patterned duster on top.

Brown suede boots and a leather bucket bag completed the beautiful blonde’s look along with a trellis-patterned facemask.

Though they appeared to be in high spirits it’s been a tough past year for the couple, who endured professional scandal and several health emergencies.

Stylish: While the chat show host went for a simple, sporty look her wife of nearly 13-years embraced boho chic during the outing

Stylish: While the chat show host went for a simple, sporty look her wife of nearly 13-years embraced boho chic during the outing

Ellen reportedly lost one million viewers following reports of a toxic workplace culture behind the scenes of her daytime show. 

DeGeneres got off to a strong ratings start last fall in her 18th season season premiere when she addressed the scandal, but has seen a swift decline in the months since.

‘I learned that things happen here that never should have happened,’ she said in her season premiere.

‘I take that very seriously. And I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. 

Drop: Ellen reportedly lost one million viewers following reports of a toxic workplace culture behind the scenes of her daytime show

Drop: Ellen reportedly lost one million viewers following reports of a toxic workplace culture behind the scenes of her daytime show 

‘I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility. I take responsibility for what happens at my show.’

The couple dealt with a health scare in late March when de Rossi had to have an emergency appendectomy. 

It was a scary situation for Ellen, who revealed she actually found her love on the ground writhing in pain before rushing her to the hospital.

That was the second medical emergency to recently rock the couple, who married in 2008, in the past six months after Ellen battled coronavirus in December.

On the mend: The couple dealt with a health scare in late March when de Rossi had to have an emergency appendectomy. She's seen in 2019 in NYC

On the mend: The couple dealt with a health scare in late March when de Rossi had to have an emergency appendectomy. She’s seen in 2019 in NYC