updated 12/11/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/11/2013 AT 8:00 PM ET
The talk show host addressed rumors about their five-year marriage during a hilarious monologue on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, that began with a trip to the hair salon.
“The other day I’m at the hair salon getting these extensions,” DeGeneres joked. “And there’s tabloids all over the hair salon – that’s where they are, I guess. All of a sudden I notice one sitting on the counter in front of me [and] it caught my eye because Portia and I were in the top right-hand corner and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s sweet, they’re honoring us.’ ”
“And then I read the headline underneath and it said ‘Ellen and Portia’s Marriage Crumbles.’ I was like, ‘Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy,” DeGeneres joked.
The 55-year-old said that while she never reads tabloids because “I don’t like letting that energy in,” curiosity got the better of her.
“So I get the magazine and I’m flipping through it and there’s one page torn out,” she said. “The only page torn out was my story … I will never know what’s tearing my marriage apart.”