Written by Zoë Holloway, September 1, 2016

It should have been the best summer of her life. Ellen DeGeneres’s critically acclaimed film Finding Dory was a success, she sold her Hollywood Hills ranch for $13 million, and she and wife Portia de Rossi celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary.

‘Ellen should be on top of the world right now,’ says a pal. ‘Her life seems absolutely perfect.’ But it is far from it. ‘These last few months have been awful for Ellen. She’s miserable and upset about her career and her home life,’ the insider exclusively tells OK!. ‘Not only have decisions been made about her show without her consent, but she and Portia have been fighting nonstop’. And it has pushed the talk show host, 58, to the edge.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10:  Ellen DeGeneres (L) and Portia de Rossi arrive for the UK Premiere of "Finding Dory" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images )

‘She’s an absolute mess. Ellen is having a full-on meltdown’. She’s even arguing with her crew over their suggested changes for the show. ‘She got angry, raised her voice and stormed off… Producers chased her down, but Ellen just reamed them out. When she is miserable, she just makes sure everyone around her is, too’.  And that includes Portia, 43. ‘She and Ellen have been fighting all summer, not only about the idea of starting a family, but Portia’s career,’ say’s the insider.

‘Ellen has all the money in the world and wants Portia to stop working so they can travel and spend more time together. They just aren’t on the same long-term path. It’s a constant battle’.

‘Ellen used to say she was the most fortunate person in the world, doing a job she loves and married to a woman she loves. But all that has changed,’ says the friend. ‘She’s tired and in such a dark emotional state’.

BURBANK, CA - MAY 24: Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show,  May 24, 2016 in Burbank, CA. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)"n"n


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