Burglars struck at the home of Ellen DeGeneres (62) and her wife Portia de Rossi (47) in early July.
Santa Barbara County, California police confirm that the presenter and her wife fell victim to a burglary at their Los Angeles villa on July 4.
According to the police statement, the couple was burgled because of their star status. Whether the robbery can be linked to previous burglaries in surrounding houses of stars will be investigated in the near future.
The value of the stolen items has not been made public. The booty is described as “jewelry and luxury watches”.
It is not the first time that burglars make their way into celebrity homes. In 2008 and 2009, a group of seven youths who called themselves The Bling Ring committed a series of burglaries in the homes of Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan, among others. In October 2018, villas were broken into by Alanis Morissette, Nicky Minaj, Emmy Rossum, Rihanna and various baseball players.
It is not known whether DeGeneres and De Rossi were at home at the time of the burglary.