The couple has always supported each other.
In 2020, Ellen and Portia experienced a difficult period after losing their dog Wolf. On Instagram, Ellen stated that their poodle-Maltese dog had passed away and had crossed the rainbow bridge. The dog was a significant part of their family and attended their 2008 wedding.
Ellen wrote on Instagram that Wolf had given them so much happiness. Wolf also made several appearances on social media and on The Ellen DeGeneres show, even though they have other rescue dogs. It’s clear that the pair will never replace Wolf in their hearts, even if they have additional rescue pets.