Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi drove the coast on Saturday for a shopping spree in Santa Barbara, California.
The 62-year-old actress was seen outside a Wendy Foster boutique as she and Portia loaded their car with their purchases.
The two were out and about a day after the daytime talk show host was slammed on social media with clips and stills from a controversial interview she conducted with Dakota Johnson a year ago earlier.
Refueling: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and wife Portia de Rossi, 47, walked the California coast to Santa Barbara on Saturday to shop at a Wendy Foster boutique
Ellen was dressed for extra comfort in a black T-shirt and a pair of dark jeans, which she lightened with white sneakers.
Portia, 47, went for a more haute couture look with a striking beige jumpsuit and gray boots.
She wore an olive colored scarf around her throat and she carried a beige handbag that matched her ensemble.
The couple appeared to stock up on household goods, as Ellen was also carrying what looked like a bag of blankets.
Contrast: Ellen wore a casual black t-shirt and dark jeans, while Portia looked more stylish than ever in a beige jumpsuit and gray boots
Ellen and Portia have kept a low profile in recent months, following allegations by employees that the talk show host has been promoting a toxic workplace for years.
A June Buzzfeed talk shared claims from one current employee and 10 former employees that they had been subjected to racism and bullying tactics while working on the popular series.
Its producers, including Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly and Ed Glavin, have also been charged with bullying.
Glavin, executive producer Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were subsequently charged with several forms of sexual misconduct, and all three were fired, although they denied the allegations.
Ellen’s alleged transgressions were less serious, although she was accused of enjoying making employees cry, and several former employees claimed on social media that staff members were instructed not to let her talk or look her in the eye.
She returned for the Season 18 premiere in September with a six-minute monologue dealing with the allegations.
Liar: Ellen and Portia have kept a low profile in recent months, following allegations by employees that the talk show host promoted a toxic workplace for years
Winner: The controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt the actress in the long run, as she came out triumphant at the E! People’s Choice Awards earlier this month; seen on November 15
The controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt the comedian in the long run, as she came out triumphant at E! People’s Choice Awards earlier this month.
Ellen won the 2020 Daytime Talk Show award at the ceremony, which was voted on by viewers.
But her controversies were at the center of concern again on Friday, when several social media users shared images and videos of Dakota Johnson’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show exactly a year earlier.
The interview quickly became irritating, as Ellen joked that she hadn’t been invited to Dakota’s birthday party the previous month.
‘Actually no. It’s not the truth, Ellen, she said.
Back in the news: Her controversies were at the center of concern again on Friday, when social media users shared photos of Dakota Johnson’s appearance on her show exactly a year earlier.
Embarrassing: Rather than the usual jokes, Dakota accused Ellen of lying about not being invited to her birthday party, which led to a tense interview.
“The last time I was on the show last year you gave me a bunch of bullshit about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. “
Dakota had an additional laugh from the audience when she admitted, “I didn’t even know you loved me.
After inviting Ellen to “ask everyone” to confirm that she had been invited, her producer called from outside the stage to say she was out of town.
“Oh yeah, I had that thing,” she said with more laughter.
The clip resurfaced amid allegations of a toxic work environment.