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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were AT HOME when their mansion was robbed

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s 4th of July break-in was even more intense after it was revealed the celebrity couple were at home when the crime was being committed.

Despite the presence of the 62-year-old comedian and the 47-year-old Arrested Development star, the suspect or suspects managed to escape without being detected by any security equipment, according to TMZ.

In the wake of the burglary, the couple have significantly increased their security measures to prevent such a close call in the future.

Scary: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and Portia de Rossi, 47, were in their Montecito mansion when a suspect or suspects broke in and stole 'high-value jewelry and watches' on July 4, according to TMZ

Scary: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and Portia de Rossi, 47, were in their Montecito mansion when a suspect or suspects broke in and stole 'high-value jewelry and watches' on July 4, according to TMZ

Scary: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and Portia de Rossi, 47, were in their Montecito mansion when a suspect or suspects broke in and stole ‘high-value jewelry and watches’ on July 4, according to TMZ

Sources with knowledge of the break-in reported that the mansion was accessed via the back door.

It’s unclear if Ellen or Portia had a run-in with the burglars, or even if they were aware of the robbery at the time. 

They’re not taking any chances in the aftermath, though, and they’ve since hired a new security firm, while installing new laser sensor systems and cameras around the home’s perimeter.

The comic stars have also hired armed security guards to patrol the grounds.

So far, they’ve stayed quiet and refrained from commenting on the break-in. 

Out of sight: Sources with knowledge of the break-in reported that the mansion was accessed via the back door

Out of sight: Sources with knowledge of the break-in reported that the mansion was accessed via the back door

Out of sight: Sources with knowledge of the break-in reported that the mansion was accessed via the back door

Not taking chances: It's unknown if the couple ran into the culprit(s), though they've since installed laser sensors and security cameras, along with hiring armed patrol guards; shown in January

Not taking chances: It's unknown if the couple ran into the culprit(s), though they've since installed laser sensors and security cameras, along with hiring armed patrol guards; shown in January

Not taking chances: It’s unknown if the couple ran into the culprit(s), though they’ve since installed laser sensors and security cameras, along with hiring armed patrol guards; shown in January

TMZ reported that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office stating they believe they were, ‘targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status.’

There is no word on the value of the stolen items taken from the Montecito mansion, though it is believed that ‘high-value jewelry and watches’ were stolen.  

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office added they are conducting an investigation to see if Ellen’s burglary is connected to other recent home break-ins.

While there is no indication that the break-in is connected yet, the cops offered some advice to others in the area, including a few other celebrity estates.

The cops advised residents against posting on social media that they’re going on vacation, which they say attracts thieves.

On their radar: TMZ reported that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office stating they believe they were, 'targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status'

On their radar: TMZ reported that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office stating they believe they were, 'targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status'

On their radar: TMZ reported that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office stating they believe they were, ‘targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status’

Investigation: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added they are conducting an investigation to see if Ellen's burglary is connected to other recent home break-ins

Investigation: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added they are conducting an investigation to see if Ellen's burglary is connected to other recent home break-ins

Investigation: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office added they are conducting an investigation to see if Ellen’s burglary is connected to other recent home break-ins

The authorities also suggested to leave your house lights and your television on while you’re away to deter thieves from breaking in. 

The talk-show host purchased the 8,188-square-foot, Balinese-style home in early 2019 for a staggering $27 million.

Other celebs who live in Montecito include Oprah Winfrey, whose 42-acre estate is known as the Promised Land. 

Breaking in: The authorities also suggested to leave your house lights and your television on while you're away to deter thieves from breaking in

Breaking in: The authorities also suggested to leave your house lights and your television on while you're away to deter thieves from breaking in

Breaking in: The authorities also suggested to leave your house lights and your television on while you’re away to deter thieves from breaking in

Ellen's home: The talk-show host purchased the 8,188-square-foot, Balinese-style home in early 2019 for a staggering $27 million

Ellen's home: The talk-show host purchased the 8,188-square-foot, Balinese-style home in early 2019 for a staggering $27 million

Ellen’s home: The talk-show host purchased the 8,188-square-foot, Balinese-style home in early 2019 for a staggering $27 million

The news of her home being robbed comes just a week after Ellen and Portia mourned their dog Wolf.

‘Last night we had to say goodbye to our dog Wolf. He brought us so much love and joy. I hope we did the same for him.’

There have also been several reports of former employees of her show coming forward to claim that she fosters a toxic working environment.

News: The news of her home being robbed comes just a week after Ellen and Portia mourned their dog Wolf

News: The news of her home being robbed comes just a week after Ellen and Portia mourned their dog Wolf

News: The news of her home being robbed comes just a week after Ellen and Portia mourned their dog Wolf

Staffers on Ellen’s show are reportedly ‘uniting’ over all of these reports of people coming forward against Ellen, according to USWeekly.

‘They’ve been calling and texting each other about the story,’ an unnamed source said about the staffers.

‘They’re loving that the truth – which has been an open secret for years in the industry – is finally receiving more interest,’ the source added.

Uniting: Staffers on Ellen's show are reportedly 'uniting' over all of these reports of people coming forward against Ellen, according to USWeekly

Uniting: Staffers on Ellen's show are reportedly 'uniting' over all of these reports of people coming forward against Ellen, according to USWeekly

Uniting: Staffers on Ellen’s show are reportedly ‘uniting’ over all of these reports of people coming forward against Ellen, according to USWeekly 

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Christine McGuiness shows off her bronzed legs in denim hotpants

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Christine McGuinness was pictured looking summery and glam when she headed out in Cheshire on Thursday. 

The mother-of-three, 32, showed off her gym-honed bronzed legs in a pair of denim hotpants which she teamed with a sleeveless white T-shirt. 

Opting for comfort, Christine, who is married to TV star Paddy McGuinness, wore a pair of gold-studded black leather sliders. 

Golden girl: Christine McGuinness showed off her bronzed legs in denim hotpants as she headed out in Cheshire on Thursday following her recent Real Housewives departure

Golden girl: Christine McGuinness showed off her bronzed legs in denim hotpants as she headed out in Cheshire on Thursday following her recent Real Housewives departure

Golden girl: Christine McGuinness showed off her bronzed legs in denim hotpants as she headed out in Cheshire on Thursday following her recent Real Housewives departure 

She went solo for her outing as she ran errrands in Cheshire but had a big smile on her face as she headed out into the sunshine. 

Her long blonde locks hung down past her shoulders and was styled into loose curls and she framed her face with a pair of designer sunglasses. 

Christine showed off the perfect mani and pedicure, opting for pastel blue, pink and yellow nail polish. 

Time to herself: She went solo for her outing as she ran errrands in Cheshire but had a big smile on her face as she headed out into the sunshine

Time to herself: She went solo for her outing as she ran errrands in Cheshire but had a big smile on her face as she headed out into the sunshine

Time to herself: She went solo for her outing as she ran errrands in Cheshire but had a big smile on her face as she headed out into the sunshine

No doubt she will have a bit more time on her hands now that she has revealed she has quit the Real Housewives of Cheshire. 

However, according to Christine, she has an exciting TV opportunity potentially on the horizon in the next few weeks.

Her RHOC co-stars were said to be ‘pleased’ she’s leaving because they’ll get ‘more airtime,’ according to the show’s newest addition, Nicole Sealey.

The businesswoman, 45, told Fubar Radio on Thursday, that, although everyone ‘gets on’, the departure of the former beauty queen probably wouldn’t be ‘a massive thing.’

Nicole told host Stephen Leng of her co-stars’ feelings towards Christine’s exit: ‘They’ll probably be pleased because it’s a little bit more airtime for them!

‘Everyone really likes Christine. All the girls get on but it’s equally a show kind of about them, so I’m not sure anyone, whether people come or go, whether that’s a massive thing for the girls.’

RHOC exit: No doubt she will have a bit more time on her hands now that she has revealed she has quit the Real Housewives of Cheshire

RHOC exit: No doubt she will have a bit more time on her hands now that she has revealed she has quit the Real Housewives of Cheshire

RHOC exit: No doubt she will have a bit more time on her hands now that she has revealed she has quit the Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Lewis Burton gets hug amid Lottie Tomlinson romance rumours

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Lewis Burton was pictured getting a friendly hug from a pal outside London‘s trendy Sexy Fish restaurant on Thursday. 

The tennis coach, 28, wore a shirt with smart shorts and trainers as he stepped outside into the sunshine following his lunch out in Mayfair. 

Lewis’s outing comes amid rumours he is romantically involved with Lottie Tomlinson, 22. 

Support: Lewis Burton got a friendly hug from a pal outside Sexy Fish in Mayfair on Thursday amid rumours of a romance with Lottie Tomlinson

Support: Lewis Burton got a friendly hug from a pal outside Sexy Fish in Mayfair on Thursday amid rumours of a romance with Lottie Tomlinson

Support: Lewis Burton got a friendly hug from a pal outside Sexy Fish in Mayfair on Thursday amid rumours of a romance with Lottie Tomlinson

The pair are said to have bonded over the grief of their loved ones – with Lewis losing girlfriend Caroline Flack in February and Lottie losing both her mother and sister in recent years. 

Lottie’s sister Félicité, 18, died after an accidental drug overdose in March 2019, three years after the death of her mother Johannah, who died of cancer.

Lewis’s outing comes more than a week after the inquest into Caroline’s death which took place on August 5.

Difficult time: Lewis's outing comes more than a week after the inquest into Caroline's death which took place on August 5

Difficult time: Lewis's outing comes more than a week after the inquest into Caroline's death which took place on August 5

Difficult time: Lewis’s outing comes more than a week after the inquest into Caroline’s death which took place on August 5

Caroline died by suicide, aged 40, at her London home, days before she was due to face trial for assaulting Lewis, who she had been in a relationship with for just over six months. 

The TV presenter was arrested in December for assault and charged with attacking the model at her home in Islington.

Lewis dropped his assault complaint against Caroline but prosecutors pursued it and the couple was told not to have any contact.

Tragic: Lewis's late partner Caroline Flack was found dead on February 15, the day after she had learned the CPS was charging her with allegedly assaulting him (pictured in October 2019)

Tragic: Lewis's late partner Caroline Flack was found dead on February 15, the day after she had learned the CPS was charging her with allegedly assaulting him (pictured in October 2019)

Tragic: Lewis’s late partner Caroline Flack was found dead on February 15, the day after she had learned the CPS was charging her with allegedly assaulting him (pictured in October 2019)

It’s understood Lottie, sister of One Direction’s Louis, became better acquainted with Lewis at a house party in May hosted by Caroline’s close friend Lou Teasdale, 36, which was held to mark three months since her tragic passing.

A source exclusively told MailOnline: ‘Lewis and Lottie have grown close after spending time together at a party at Lou’s house. They have been meeting up in secret for weeks but their newfound friendship hasn’t gone unnoticed by mutual pals.

‘Not all of Caroline’s friends are happy with how the situation appears to be developing but can understand that both Lottie and Lewis have been there for each other as a shoulder to cry on. 

‘Lewis spent last week in Marbella while Lottie was in St Tropez the weekend previous, they couldn’t wait to be reunited with each other on Friday.’

Liked: Lewis gave a slew of Lottie's bikini-clad Instagram photos his approval after it emerged the pair had 'grown close' over the past two months

Liked: Lewis gave a slew of Lottie's bikini-clad Instagram photos his approval after it emerged the pair had 'grown close' over the past two months

Liked: Lewis gave a slew of Lottie’s bikini-clad Instagram photos his approval after it emerged the pair had ‘grown close’ over the past two months

A representative for Lottie Tomlinson declined to comment at the time.

Lottie – who was known to be friends with Caroline through their links with The X Factor – recently posted a slew of sun-kissed swimwear snaps from her holiday to Mykonos, which Lewis liked on Instagram. 

This fuelled rumours they had ‘grown close’, after photos exclusively obtained by MailOnline showed Lewis arriving at his flat with Lottie last Friday. 

Their outing comes as it was confirmed on Thursday that Caroline killed herself after hearing she would definitely be prosecuted for assaulting her boyfriend, a coroner ruled. 

Stunning: The pair are said to have grown close in recent weeks and Lewis has showed his support to Lottie by hitting the like button on some of her Instagram snaps

Stunning: The pair are said to have grown close in recent weeks and Lewis has showed his support to Lottie by hitting the like button on some of her Instagram snaps

Stunning: The pair are said to have grown close in recent weeks and Lewis has showed his support to Lottie by hitting the like button on some of her Instagram snaps

Caroline’s mother also confronted the police officer who pushed for her to be charged at her inquest and said, ‘you should be disgusted with yourself’. 

The former Love Island host was found dead on February 15, the day after hearing the Crown Prosecution Service would go ahead with a trial for allegedly attacking her model and former tennis player boyfriend Lewis Burton in December.

On Thursday Coroner Mary Hassell gave a verdict of suicide, saying: ‘I am entirely satisfied she intended to cause her own death. She hanged herself.

‘I find the reason for her taking her life was she now knew she was being prosecuted for certainty, and she knew she would face the media, press, publicity – it would all come down upon her. To me, that’s it in essence.’

It came after her mother, Christine, blasted a senior Met Police officer for appealing against the CPS’s decision to give her daughter a caution after her arrest despite officers finding her at the crime scene with an injury caused by self-harm.

Accusing Detective Inspector Lauren Bateman of treating her more harshly due to her celebrity status, Mrs Flack told the inquest: ‘She (Caroline) cut her arm (to cause serious injury to herself)… and you were putting an appeal in to get her prosecuted, you never bothered to see her.

‘If it had been… an ordinary person, you wouldn’t have prosecuted. I see domestic abuse and I just think you should be disgusted with yourself so there is nothing we can do to bring Caroline back. I hope in hindsight you do regret this. This girl killed herself because you put an appeal through.’

The ‘appeal’ referenced an initial decision by prosecutors to issue Flack with a caution, before DI Bateman, the senior Met officer in charge when the celebrity was taken into custody, applied for a formal charge instead. The final decision would have been made by a senior lawyer.

Prior to Mrs Flack’s intervention DI Bateman had denied treating the presenter more harshly because she was famous and insisted she ‘wouldn’t do anything differently’ if confronted with the case again today. She said a caution was not appropriate because Flack did not admit her guilt in a police interview.

Flack strongly denied assaulting Mr Burton, and had pleaded not guilty to assault by beating at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on December 23.

Caroline Flack’s Love Island career and the lead up to her tragic death 

June 2015 – Flack starts presenting  ITV2’s Love Island and two years later also takes over the spin-off show Love Island: Aftersun.

July 2019 – Her relationship with the model and former tennis player Lewis Burton becomes public knowledge. 

December 12 – Flack is taken into custody and charged with assaulting Mr Burton. 

December 23 – She appears at Highbury Magistrates Court where she pleads not guilty.  

2020

February 14 – Two friends go to her house after the presenter sent a message saying she was going to kill herself. She found barely conscious on her sofa, surrounded by tablets. Flack denies trying to take her own life and refuses to go to hospital. 

February 15 – Flack is found hanged at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east London. On a coffee table a paramedic saw a note that read: ‘I hope me and Lewis can one day find harmony’. 

February 19 – The inquest into her death opens before being suspended until August. 

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Her sister, Jody, said she tried to take her own life before the first court appearance, and then a further two times before she hanged herself at her London flat.

Flack’s family have repeatedly accused the authorities of pursuing a ‘show trial’ despite being aware of her worsening mental health.

The court also heard new details of a note that was found near her body, which read: ‘Please let this court case be dropped and myself and Lewis find harmony.’ 

The TV star’s twin, Jody, who was watching the inquest on a video link with her mother, Christine, confirmed the note was written in her sister’s handwriting.

Coroner Mary Hassell ruled Caroline died by suicide, as she described how she struggled with her mental health.

She said: ‘The key decision for me to make is whether Caroline took her own life. I have to be satisfied she acted in a way so as to cause her death, and secondly that she intended to cause her death.

‘In Caroline’s case I am entirely satisfied she intended to cause her own death. She hanged herself. She had only one expectation – her own death. There’s no doubt in my mind at all.’

The coroner said Flack had experienced ‘fluctuating ill health’ and was ‘distressed’ at the thought of facing a trial.

She said: ‘Caroline had fluctuating mental ill health, she had had struggles in the past.

‘She had had difficulties. In spite of the fact she may have led – to some – a charmed life, actually the more famous she got the more some of these difficulties increased – she had to deal with the media in a way most of us don’t.

‘It was played out in the national press – and that was incredibly difficult for her. She faced the prospect of not working in the job she loved, losing a great deal.

‘I find the reason for her taking her life was she now knew she was being prosecuted for certainty, and she knew she would face the media, press, publicity – it would all come down upon her. To me, that’s it in essence.’

Flack’s mother, Christine, wept as she told the coroner over video-link: ‘I totally agree, I think you got it spot on.

‘We know you are not allowed to say certain things and it’s up to us if we want to take it any further, and we don’t. You’re spot on.’

Concluding, the coroner recorded a death of suicide caused by hanging.

Mrs Hassell said: ‘Caroline hanged herself at home on the morning of February 15 because of an exacerbation of fluctuating ill health and distress.’

Angered: Flack's mother, Christine, gave a written statement to the court in which she claimed her daughter had been 'let down' by the authorities

Angered: Flack's mother, Christine, gave a written statement to the court in which she claimed her daughter had been 'let down' by the authorities

Angered: Flack’s mother, Christine, gave a written statement to the court in which she claimed her daughter had been ‘let down’ by the authorities

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The Bachelor: Viewers question Bella Varelis’s dress choice

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She left him speechless when he first set eyes on her, so it’s no surprise that Locky Gilbert chose Bella Varelis for the first solo date on The Bachelor

And fans flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 25-year-old’s odd outfit choice on Thursday night’s episode. 

The marketing consultant wore a short floral dress that featured a deep V-neck, which showed off her black bra. 

'Is her dress on backwards?' On Thursday, viewers questioned Bella Varelis' (pictured) fashion choices during her yacht date with Locky Gilbert

'Is her dress on backwards?' On Thursday, viewers questioned Bella Varelis' (pictured) fashion choices during her yacht date with Locky Gilbert

‘Is her dress on backwards?’ On Thursday, viewers questioned Bella Varelis’ (pictured) fashion choices during her yacht date with Locky Gilbert 

‘Nothing says “adventurous side” like showing some bra on the first date,’ commented one viewer.

Meanwhile, others were quick to question the dress, with one writing: ‘Poor girl has lost a button… if only he had a pin on his sleeve.’

A third quipped: ‘What happened to Bella’s dress? Bits missing’ and a fourth viewer seemed to share the sentiment. 

‘Someone tell Bella her top button’s undone,’ they wrote. 

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Mistake? Fans were quick to question whether she'd forgotten to do up a button, with one writing: 'Poor girl has lost a button... if only he had a pin on his sleeve'

Mistake? Fans were quick to question whether she'd forgotten to do up a button, with one writing: 'Poor girl has lost a button... if only he had a pin on his sleeve'

Mistake? Fans were quick to question whether she’d forgotten to do up a button, with one writing: ‘Poor girl has lost a button… if only he had a pin on his sleeve’

Another viewer put it all down to a wardrobe malfunction. ‘Is Bella’s dress on backwards?’ they wrote.  

During their date, Bella asked Locky to open some Champagne, to which he replied, ‘I’ve actually never popped a bottle before.’

‘I’m like, super-nervous, how do you do it?’ he laughed, as he attempted the task at hand. 

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It's fashion: Meanwhile, one viewer thought it was a wardrobe malfunction, asking: 'Is Bella's dress on backwards?'

It's fashion: Meanwhile, one viewer thought it was a wardrobe malfunction, asking: 'Is Bella's dress on backwards?'

It’s fashion: Meanwhile, one viewer thought it was a wardrobe malfunction, asking: ‘Is Bella’s dress on backwards?’

‘I can’t believe that Locky’s never popped a bottle of Champagne before,’ said Bella in her interview, before adding: ‘I kind of coaxed him through it a little bit.’   

Minutes later, she scored her first kiss with Locky as they bobbed up and down in the water. 

The Bachelor continues Wednesday at 7.30pm on Channel Ten

Locking lips: The 30-year-old Bachelor and his date shared a kiss during a romantic one-on-one yacht date in Sydney

Locking lips: The 30-year-old Bachelor and his date shared a kiss during a romantic one-on-one yacht date in Sydney

Locking lips: The 30-year-old Bachelor and his date shared a kiss during a romantic one-on-one yacht date in Sydney

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