Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are the victims of a home burglary – crooks hit their Montecito estate… TMZ has learned. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office … the robbery occurred on July 4, and cops believe their residence was “targeted because of the victim’s celebrity status.” No word on the value of what was taken, but cops say some of the stolen items include high value jewelry and watches. The sheriff’s office says it is working with other law enforcement agencies, as part of a full investigation, to see if this incident is linked to other recent celebrity break-ins. It is not known at this point if Portia and / or Ellen were home at the time of the robbery.
Ellen bought the massive 8,188-square-foot Balinese-style home at the start of 2019 for a whopping $ 27 million … and it’s easy to see why it comes at this price. It’s also just one of many houses the talk show host owns at SoCal. Cops have offered free advice to fellow residents in the area – which includes several celebrity estates – on avoiding social media posts about the holidays and leaving the lights and TV on while you’re away.