02/28/2014 03:00 pm ET Updated Feb 28, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres Is As Confused About The Divorce Rumors As We Are

Confused by recent tabloid reports that Ellen DeGeneres is headed for a messy "$220 million divorce" with wife Portia De Rossi? So is she.

The daytime talk show host stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" just days before she hosts the Academy Awards on Sunday and took some time to address the rumors that her marriage is "hanging by a thread."

“I read that we were getting divorced, and I went and told her, and she was sad,” DeGeneres joked to Kimmel on Wednesday. “We both were so sad. I couldn’t believe that we were getting divorced, so I guess we are.”

DeGeneres has been shutting down rumors that the pair's five-year marriage is on the rocks for a while now. Back in December, the funny lady devoted a monologue on her talk show to dispelling the reports.

“It’s so ridiculous to me," she said. "There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I’m very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more. That is all. It really is true."

And just last week, the comedian told People magazine that her marriage to De Rossi, 41, is as strong as ever.

"The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time," she said.

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