ELLEN DeGeneres wants a “mini-me” — so that she has more time to spend with her wife, Portia de Rossi.
Insiders say Ellen is searching for a “little Ellen” that she can mold into the country’s next great comedic talent.
“Ellen has seen how Jay Leno nurtured Chelsea Handler’s career over the years and now has someone in his pocket who will be the perfect successor,” an insider told the National Enquirer.
“Ellen has always been super-closed and protective of her comedic methods, but she’s realizing that forging an alliance is a clever move.”
It’s believed Ellen’s marriage to Portia — who she wed in 2008 — has been struggling under the weight of Ellen’s busy career.
“Ellen and Portia adore each other, and they’re not going to give up on their marriage without a fight,” said the source.
“Taking on the role of mentor will definitely improve matters at home, because Portia knows that in the long run it will free Ellen up to spend more time with her.
“Ellen loves the idea of taking a struggling artist and changing her life.
“But she also loves the idea of letting this woman take over for her occasionally, so she can focus more on Portia.”
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