“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on the set of her hit show, where she opened up about the wildfire threatening her Montecito, California, home she shares with wife Portia de Rossi.
Ellen took to social media to reveal they evacuated their pets from the home, due to the threat from the Thomas fire. She told Mario, “Our house…it's there right now, but no one can get in to check on it. We basically just had to get out and leave the gates open for the fire trucks and we're right in it…we're right there.”
The fires also forced Ellen and Portia to adjust their holiday plans. She pointed out, “I was planning on going up to my home in Montecito but I don't think we're going to be going there, so what are you doing? I'm gonna come over, I think.”
Mario quipped, “You're always welcome at Casa Lopez. God forbid anything happens, come with us.”
Ellen added, “Yeah, I'll be in town... We'll just... we'll just lay low and just, you know, be grateful for having our pets with us and Portia's horses are evacuated and we're hoping to get them someplace soon and it's, you know, it takes something like this to just remember, you know, just how fragile life is, and how you should never take anything for granted... I'll be counting my blessings for Christmas.”
Catch Mario on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday.