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“She was in a lot of pain. It was appendicitis and she had surgery,” a source said of de Rossi’s health status, adding that the Arrested Development actress is “now resting at home and is taking care of her. It was a scare at first, but all good now.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, appendicitis is a common condition in which there is an inflammation of the appendix that causes intense pain. If not treated quickly  — normally with surgery to remove the appendix — the organ can burst.

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De Rossi, 48, and , 63, wed in August 2008 and have been by each other’s sides through the ups and downs. De Rossi explained that they’ve “grown together as a couple and we really consider each other and put our relationship first.” She said, “By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can’t imagine spending time with anyone but her.”

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“We think the same things, say the same things at the same time, finish each other’s sandwiches — no, sentences,” DeGeneres added at the time. “We’re in a rhythm that’s easy.”

Besides taking care of the talk show host after she tested positive for COVID-19 in December, de Rossi previously came to her wife’s defense after former staffers reported incidents of misconduct behind the scenes of DeGeneres’ talk show.

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As OK! previously reported, DeGeneres faced heavy backlash over the summer following allegations that her talk show is a “toxic” work place. De Rossi was one of the first of many celebs to come to DeGeneres’ defense, as she took to Instagram to support the controversial host. “I Stand By Ellen” her post read with the caption, “To all our fans….we see you. Thank you for your support.”

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