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UPDATE: Lizzie Scherer, the owner of Saving Spot!, issued an apology and retraction, saying in a statement, "Ellen and Portia have been very supportive of Saving Spot in the past. They never agreed to attend this year's benefit, and they were not absent due to an argument on their way to the event. The entire scenario was fabricated. There was no such fight, and Ellen and Portia never planned to attend the benefit. Lizzie Scherer deeply regrets that any false statements were reported in the media, and she sincerely apologizes to Ellen and Portia, who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to animals and causes benefitting them."
On Monday, reports surfaced claiming that the couple got into a huge fight on the way to a Sunday fundraising event for Saving Spot! and never showed up to the event, much to the disappointment of guests. However, a rep for the pair tells us they didn't cancel. In fact, they were never on their way to the charity bash in the first place.
"We were happy to lend our names as honorary chairs and the organization was always aware that we would be unable to attend. This is the first time we have seen our images attached to the invite. It was not approved and it is misleading," DeGeneres and de Rossi tell E! News in a statement.