Portia de Rossi ‘Rushed’ to the Hospital Friday with Appendicitis: ‘She Was in a Lot of Pain’

Portia de Rossi is recovering after needing emergency surgery on Friday night to deal with appendicitis.

The actress, 48, is now at home and "doing well," a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE.

Wife Ellen DeGeneres "rushed" de Rossi to the hospital on Friday.

"Ellen rushed Portia to the hospital on Friday night, she was in a lot of pain," a source tells PEOPLE. "It was appendicitis and she had surgery."

Appendicitis is a common condition in which the lining of the appendix is blocked and becomes inflamed, according to the Mayo Clinic. It causes intense pain, and if not treated quickly — typically with surgery to remove the appendix — the organ can burst.

The source added that de Rossi is "now resting at home, doing well and Ellen is taking care of her. It was a scare at first, but all good."

The couple, who wed in August 2008 after same-sex marriage was legalized in California, have helped each other through ups and downs in their health and their work lives. de Rossi was by DeGeneres' side throughout the pandemic, during which the talk show host tested positive for COVID-19 and addressed allegations from former employees that the work environment on Ellen was toxic.

"It broke my heart; I couldn't have gone through everything I went through without her," DeGeneres told PEOPLE in February. "It was a horrible time in my life, and she was a rock. She kept me going and tried to help me put things in perspective."

de Rossi said that the time together during the pandemic deepened their relationship.

"We've grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first," says de Rossi. "By doing that, you become a lot more solid. I can't imagine spending time with anyone but her."

Adds DeGeneres: "We think the same things, say the same things at the same time, finish each other's sandwiches — no, sentences. We're in a rhythm that's easy."

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