On August 3, the Kangaroo Jack actor made sure his followers knew where he stood on the Ellen show drama. “Love Ellen and Portia. Always have. Always will,” he wrote via Instagram, reposting an image shared by de Rossi earlier that day that read, “I Stand By Ellen” across a blue background.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he elaborated. “I’ve known Ellen and Portia for almost three decades now and I saw that Portia Instagrammed out, ‘All of our friends, we need your support right now.’ And I felt compelled to [repost] it,” O’Connell said. “I’m not gonna let Instagram comments and Twitter comments tell me who can and can’t be my friends, I just wanted Ellen and Portia to know that I love them very much.”
He continued: “Of course I believe all victims, I believe all stories, and obviously something has to change in that work environment. But I do love Portia and Ellen. I do. And it’s gonna take a lot to change my love for them.”Back to top