Thursday, January 20, 2011

Portia De Rossi Family Drama


I don't know if you have read Portia De Rossi's new book, but there is one really scandalous kind of tale in there. I am trying to remember if this has happened to anyone I know, and it seems like it would have, but I can't think of any right now. Anyway, back before Portia came out she was married to a guy. Well, at some point that guy started having an affair with Portia's brother's wife and the next thing you know he married her.

How did all of this come about? Well, while Portia was married, her brother and his wife moved into the same tiny apartment complex so the couples were always hanging around together.

"The fact that Renee would wear skimpy, lacy underwear clearly visible underneath her oversized, gaping overalls should have indicated to my brother and me that a personal partnership was also forming, but when Mel left me and Renee suddenly sabotaged her marriage to my brother to be with Mel, Brother and I were left idiotically scratching our heads in disbelief."

After that happened, Portia's brother moved in with Portia and they would get drunk every night talking about what had happened. Have any of you had this happen to you or know about a situation like this?

31 comments:

Pookie said...

i am most disturbed by the fact that anyone would marry someone who'd wear overalls, gaping, over-sized, and otherwise. poor Brother.

MCH said...

I was trying to figure out if I knew anyone that this had happened to last night.....I've heard of something like this IF one of the spouses dies. But how absolutely awful would this be??

Hilary said...

Closest I have is a married couple living with the husbands best friend(who had a very serious girlfriend)- Wife and best friend started hooking up and now they are married. Right after this was all blowing up the husband started sleeping with the (ex) wife's best friend for pure vengence.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Isn't that what happened on Arrested Development? With George Sr and Oscar Bluth?

ms snarky said...

I know a girl whose grandparents swapped partners, back in the 50's or something.

ms snarky said...

@Pookie -
I'm shuddering too!

ms snarky said...

I also know a girl who married her first cousin, and another girl who had an affair with her husband's brother-in-law / good friend - but that didn't last. I held her hand through that one! : )

Cheryl said...

My ex-husband did it to me with my brother's then girlfriend. We were separated but still...at least they didn't get married. Think he was trying to get back at me...

lawnjart said...

I think I can top this: Lesbian couple A and B. B's sister C was married to husband D, with two kids. A and D ran off together, C put a witch's hex on them, A still pays B's college loans.

Sis said...

My dad had affairs with three of my moms nieces (my cousins), and then married one, he justifies it because they were not blood related. My mom has suspected that he slept with another niece (his current wifes sister, she had a major breakdown when all of this was happening and is still estranged from her sister and some of the family, including us) and one of the nieces had twin boys when she was 19 years old, we think my dad might be the biological father of those boys.

I'll tell you this messed up several families and my dad and his wife could care less (even now).

My mom, sisters, and brother became outcasts of the family on my moms side, and we were pitied on my dads side. Through it all we are all very strong women, my brother was physically handicapped and had a rare disease, he passed away when he was 26 years old, throughout everything we stayed a strong unit. Now my dad enjoys stirring the pot which has caused problems between us girls and we are all in our 40's, too much drama for sure.

Thanks for letting me rant CDAN'ers and hope all have a great Thursday!

HannahPalindrome said...

I can't even date a girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

Dating family? Gross

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

My uncle married two sisters, marrying the second one after the first one came out as a lesbian. This was in the late 1950s, it was a HUGE scandal.

Carrie L. said...

That's horrible, and I just don't get it at all. I knew someone who had a son & daughter, both whom were married & had kids. The daughter became bipolar & devastatingly killed herself at the young age of 30. Right before she died, however, both her spouse & her brother's spouse decided to "take a break" from their marriages. It wasn't even two weeks after the daughter died that the son-in-law & daughter-in-law moved in together. The daughter-in-law filed for divorce, and as soon as that was over they married. So now two sets of two kids who are actually cousins are living as step-brothers/sisters. It devastated the family, and to makes things worse the SIL & DIL are horrible drunks & constantly use the children to get what they want from the grandparents & the son. It's beyond sick & sad - it's heartbreaking.

RocketQueen said...

Nah. I went to school with a guy who, along with his wife and kids, lived next door to another couple and they started swapping wives in their late 20s. Eventually, they all decided they liked the other spouse better and just traded for good. Very confusing for the kids.

BigMama said...

@sis - I'm sorry. that sucks.

I had a sister-in-law who's step father cheated on her mother with a co-worker much younger than him. He left her mother and married to co-worker after she got pregnant. His ex-wife (my sister-in-laws mother) now helps raise that child and lets him call her grandma. It is very messed up. Especially since he also calls my sister-in-law "sis".

shakey said...

My husband had a girlfriend robbed from him by his brother. He thinks it was a weekend relationship. He never bothered to call the girl again and she didn't call either.

My second cousins (sisters) had a huge falling out. T had gotten divorced from her husband, J but T still had feelings for him. Not long after the divorce, T's sister E's husband passed away. J started comforting E and eventually they got married. From what I understand, they kept it from T for a long time. T refused to speak to either one of them for many years.

timebob said...

wow people really go insane over sex.

sunnyside1213 said...

These posts are like confusing musical beds.

rebellious, contrary and nice said...

All I have to say is that Ellen cleans up well. That is all.

linnea said...

Wait, was this the guy that she married so that he could live in this country? Either way, beyond fucked up.

Same thing happened to my friends parents - swingers, partner swapped when the kids were younger, and then they just decided to switch for good. Super confusing for her and the other kids.

Sis said...

@ BigMama...Thank you and yes it does suck!

Wow, I am comforted that we are not the only family who has had madness and perversions to deal with and I truly mean that in a good way.

Also, the two boy twins my cousin had were adopted, I and my sisters have been so curious even after all of these years.

KiKi said...

I think I might "win" this one. Friend came home early because she wasn't feeling well. Husband was home. As she was walking down the hall she could hear loud moaning coming from the bedroom. When she opened the door her husband was in bed with his BROTHER.

SFG said...

@lawnjart: I seriously just drew out a diagram to follow your story. lol. Wow, what a scandal!

sunnyside1213 said...

@ KiKi, hands down, you are are the winner. I assume they are no longer married?

JW said...

My friend's brother's wife left him for her employer. The employer's wife called the brother so they could talk about the situation and what they could do about it. Wife and brother ended up getting married.
Unfortunately, wife was not the ideal person(maybe Employer had a reason for checking out of the marriage?) and they have since split. Brutally.
Which is a shame because my friend hung out with her and we all went on trips together and she was fabulous fun. I miss her.

KiKi said...

@Sunnyside .... you got that right. She went running out of the house, vomiting, to her neighbor's and had a family member come get her. She never went back in the house. Her relatives got her things.

Mooshki said...

KiKi, you've gotta guess that they were sexually abused as kids.

KiKi said...

@Mooshki .... I know; I'm so glad my friend went on to meet someone and had a beautiful family.

MizUndaStood said...

A friend of mine caught her husband cheating on her. To get back at him she had sex with his brother. She made sure he caught them in the act too. Over ten years have gone by and the happy couple is still together. He's just been much more careful and I think she is willing to overlook it for the love of money.

shakey said...

Oh that's nasty, MizUndaStood. We had friends who married and soon after they split, she shacked up with her brother-in-law who looks just like his brother and both their names have the same initial. Must have been confusing for their kids.

Tenley said...

My stepfather -- his brother had an affair with my stepfather's wife. They wound up getting married. My stepfather never spoke to his brother again. He married my mother and adopted me. (But just to add to the dysfunction -- he already had had a child with his first wife. That child had the same first name as me and, because he adopted me, the same last name too. And yes, we lived in the same city. Good times.)