Ellen DeGeneres can’t catch a break — or a break-in.
A burglary that took place at the embattled talk show host’s $27 million home in Montecito, California, last month was an “inside job,” according to information obtained by The Sun.
Police at the time said only that the home was burglarized on July 4 due to its “celebrity status.”
But a newsletter from the Montecito Association sent to residents Aug 12. quoted a local sheriff telling residents that the crime was an “inside job,” The Sun reported.
As a result, the neighborhood association — which includes high-net-worth celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande and recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — told residents not to worry about more robberies taking place.
“If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I’d have alerted you to be on the lookout and lock up everything,” the newsletter read. “According to our very helpful Sheriff Lt. Arnoldi, that appears to be an inside job.”
It’s believed that expensive jewelry and watches were stolen from the home. DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi are not thought to have anything to do with the robbery.
An investigation is ongoing by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
News of Ellen’s home being robbed and it being an inside job came amid a summer of drama for the talk show host who has been overwhelmed by media reports that her show is a toxic working environment and she is rude to staffers and guests alike.
De Rossi said recently that Ellen is “doing great” despite the turmoil.
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