Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi 'splitting up their assets before making split announcement'

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi married in 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's marriage allegedly is on the rocks Reuters

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are reportedly parting ways. The split rumours strengthened after the couple put their Tuscan-style stone villa home in Santa Barbara on the market.

The couple have been plagued by reports claiming that they are breaking up. A source told OK! magazine: "They're not only headed for a divorce, but they're also secretly splitting up their assets before they make an official announcement,"

"Not only will they not be growing old in that home, which was their dream, but they won't be growing old together, period," the insider continued.

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.

Previously, DeGeneres had gushed about Rossi. She told People: "I'm grateful for everything. I'm grateful for my health, and I'm so grateful for the love in my life. Because not everybody finds that. Not everybody finds that best friend."

"Portia and I constantly say to each other, 'We are so lucky.' Sometimes it's lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there. I've gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really. I know that I'm not going anywhere. She's not going anywhere. I'm not saying the relationship took a while; I'm saying in my life, it took a while to find this," she added.