Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Home Burglarized

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's home was the target of a burglary on July 4.

By McKenna Aiello 23 Jul, 2020 11:35 PMTags
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Montecito, Calif. home was burglarized on July 4, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. 

"The residence appears to have been targeted due to the victim's celebrity status," authorities said in a press release, noting that the items taken from the couple's residence included "high value jewelry and watches." 

It's not immediately known if Ellen and Portia were home at the time of the break in. 

According to law enforcement, forensic technicians are "conducting an extensive and ongoing investigation." Additionally, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said it is in contact with other agencies to "determine if this is related to additional recent celebrity home burglaries."

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The television personality and Arrested Development star's real estate portfolio in Montecito is well-documented. 

In 2019, DeGeneres purchased a $27 million mansion in the star-studded, coastal community. Then in June of this year, she sold her and Portia's historic Montecito estate to none other than Ariana Grande for more than $6 million, according to Variety

E! News has reached out to Ellen and Portia's reps for comment, but have yet to hear back.