Tv talk show star Ellen Degeneres has moved to silence long-running rumours suggesting her marriage to Portia De Rossi is on the verge of collapse, insisting she is more in love with the actress than ever.
Recent rumours suggested the couple was on a verge of a split, and the gossip was fuelled when the former Ally MCBeal star was spotted without her wedding ring.
However, DeGeneres is adamant her partner simply took off the ring to go horse-riding.
She tells People.com, "Apparently she's demanding $220 million! I'll give it to her, I don't care - she doesn't have to leave me...
"The tabloids had a photo of Portia not wearing her wedding ring. She goes, 'I didn't wear it because when I ride horses and I'm holding the reins, it gives me a blister!' The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time. It's what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We're really lucky because we know how rare it is."