America’s loss might just be our gain as it’s rumoured that Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are heading to Australia over the Christmas break.
The pair are reportedly exploring their options of renting or buying in the Mornington Peninsula, which happens to be in 43-year-old Portia’s home state of Victoria.
The couple currently reside in Los Angeles along with their three dogs and three cats, but according to NW magazine, they’re eager to step out of the spotlight and into the summer sun.
It is at this point that we’d like to be the first to offer to house sit!
While the couple, who wed in August 2008, could indeed travel to any city in the world, it is said they have chosen Australia after Ellen, 58, ‘fell in love’ with her wife’s locale after a March 2013 vacation.
“Ellen gets two weeks off from her show over the holidays and they're planning to spend the break in Australia,” a friend of the pair told the glossy.
“They'll be looking at properties too, as they both really want to buy a place there... Ellen knows how much Portia misses Australia.”
A move to our sunburnt country seems fitting for Ellen and Portia, who say they’re happier than ever.
The smitten pair, who don’t yet share any children but admit they have dabbled with the idea, recently shut down any rumours of marriage instability in a telling interview with People.
“I’m so grateful for the love in my life,” the Finding Dory star began.
“Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there,” she continues.
“I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I’m not going anywhere. She’s not going anywhere. I’m not saying the relationship took a while; I’m saying in my life, it took a while to find this."
When asked what the best part of married life is for these two, Ellen quips: “There’s no best part. It’s everything.”
“I can’t imagine not being married. I have my best friend, the person I want to spend time with more than anybody else in the world.”