Ellen DeGeneres has denied tabloid rumors she and wife Portia de Rossi are divorcing.

DeGeneres, who on Sunday night will host the 86th Academy Awards, and de Rossi married in California in 2008 shortly before voters approved Proposition 8, the state's now defunct constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, DeGerenes expressed surprise to learn that her marriage was failing.

“I read that we were getting divorced. And I went and told her, and she was sad. Oh my god, we both were so sad,” DeGeneres told host Jimmy Kimmel.

“I would be sad about that, too,” Kimmel responded.

“Yeah, I couldn't believe that we were getting divorced. So … I guess we are.”

“No, we're very happy and that's not the truth,” DeGeneres added. “No, we are happy. That is the truth.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)