The 62-year-old comedian was seen outside of a Wendy Foster boutique as she and Portia loaded up their car with their purchases.
The two were out and about a day after the daytime talk show host was lambasted on social media with clips and stills from a contentious interview she conducted with Dakota Johnson a year earlier.
Stocking up: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and her wife Portia de Rossi, 47, traveled up the coast of California to Santa Barbara on Saturday to do some shopping at a Wendy Foster boutique
Ellen was dressed for comfort in a black T-shirt and a pair of dark jeans, which she lightened up with white trainers.
Portia, 47, opted for more of an haute couture look with a striking beige jumpsuit and gray boots.
She wore an olive-colored scarf around her throat and she carried a beige handbag that matched her ensemble.
The couple appeared to be stocking up on home products, as Ellen also carried what looked like a bag of blankets.
Contrast: Ellen wore a casual black T-shirt and dark jeans, while Portia looked as stylish as ever in a beige jumpsuit and gray boots
Ellen and Portia have been keeping a low profile in recent months, following allegations from employees that the talk show host fostered a toxic workplace for years.
A Buzzfeed exposé from June shared claims from one current and 10 former employees that they had been the victims of racism and intimidation tactics while working on the popular series.
Her producers, including Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly and Ed Glavin were also accused of bullying.
Glavin, Executive Producer Kevin Leman and Co-Executive Producer Jonathan Norman were later accused of multiple forms of sexual misconduct, and all three were fired, though they denied the allegations.
Ellen’s alleged transgressions were less severe, though she was accused of taking joy in making employees cry, and multiple former employees claimed on social media that staff members were instructed not to speak to her or look her in the eyes.
She returned for the season 18 premiere in September with a six-minute monologue addressing the allegations.
Lying low: Ellen and Portia have been keeping a low profile in recent months, following allegations from employees that the talk show host fostered a toxic workplace for years
Winner: The controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt the comedian in the long run, as she emerged triumphant at the E! People’s Choice Awards earlier this month; seen on November 15
The controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt the comedian in the long run, as she emerged triumphant at the E! People’s Choice Awards earlier this month.
Ellen won the Daytime Talk Show of 2020 award at the ceremony, which was voted on by viewers.
But her controversies were front and center again on Friday, when multiple social media users shared stills and video from Dakota Johnson’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show exactly one year earlier.
The interview quickly got testy, as Ellen joked offhand that she hadn’t been invited to Dakota’s birthday party the month before.
‘Actually, no. That’s not the truth, Ellen,’ she said.
Back in the news: Her controversies were front and center again on Friday, when social media users shared stills from Dakota Johnson’s appearance on her show exactly one year earlier
Awkward: Rather than the usual pleasantries, Dakota accused Ellen of lying about not being invited to her birthday party, leading to a tense interview
‘Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited.’
Dakota got an extra laugh from the audience when she admitted, ‘I didn’t even know you liked me.’
After she invited Ellen to ‘ask everyone’ to confirm that she had been invited, her producer called out from off stage to say she had been out of town.
‘Oh yeah, I had that thing,’ she said to more laughter.
The clip resurfaced amid the allegations of a toxic work environment.