Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Reuters

Ellen DeGeneres allegedly does not want Portia de Rossi to have her own career. In Touch magazine has come up with claims that their marriage is in trouble.

An alleged source said: "Ellen is incredibly insecure and never wants her partners to have a career. If you're dating Ellen, it's her career and only her career that matters."

"When you're Ellen's girlfriend, you're Ellen's girlfriend 24/7. It's how she rolls. Everyone in Ellen's camp has always known dating Ellen is career suicide," the insider added.

DeGeneres married the Australian-American actress in 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills after the state of California lifted its ban on same-sex marriages. DeGeneres had previously slammed reports that she and Rossi are heading for divorce.

"We don't know anything about it until somebody tells us," she said, according to Entertainment Tonight‎. "I don't read the tabloids, and I don't have a publicist."

"I don't know why they do this," DeGeneres added. "We're kind of flattered. We really don't almost break up, we don't fight, we're madly in love, and I guess it's boring."

Meanwhile, on 31 January, DeGeneres took to Instagram to declare her love for Rossi on her birthday. She wrote: "Happy birthday, @PortiadeRossi. You're de best wife in de world."