Ellen DeGeneres enjoys lunch with Kevin Hart… after he defended her amid ‘toxic’ workplace scandal

Kevin Hart took to Instagram earlier this month to publicly defend friend and fellow comedian Ellen DeGeneres amid her ‘toxic’ workplace scandal.

And on Saturday, Hart, 41, and DeGeneres, 62, looked extra chummy as they enjoyed a sit down lunch at Rosewood Miramar in Montecito.

Meanwhile, Kevin’s pregnant wife Eniko, 35, hung out on a nearby beach with their son Kenzo, two, and Kevin’s daughter Heaven, 15, whom he shares with ex Torrei Hart.

Besties: Kevin Hart, 41, and Ellen DeGeneres, 62, looked extra chummy as they enjoyed a sit down lunch at Rosewood Miramar in Montecito

Casual: Ellen kept casual for her lunch date with Kevin in a Hawaiian print button down, some grey joggers, and a pair of slip on sandals

Casual: Ellen kept casual for her lunch date with Kevin in a Hawaiian print button down, some grey joggers, and a pair of slip on sandals

For their lunch date, Kevin and Ellen sat at a table for two with an impressive ocean view.  

Kevin sported a patterned button down shirt and a pair of shorts, while Ellen rocked a blue Hawaiian shirt and a pair of grey capris. 

Ellen slowly sipped on a glass of white wine as Kevin engaged in animated conversation with her.

The Jumanji star was seen using various hand motions and even leaned closer to Ellen in order to clearly communicate his points to her. 

Great listener: While at their table, Ellen slowly sipped on a glass of white wine as Kevin engaged in animated conversation with her

Great listener: While at their table, Ellen slowly sipped on a glass of white wine as Kevin engaged in animated conversation with her 

Taking the reigns: After Kevin completed his passionate spiel, Ellen took control of the conversation.

Taking the reigns: After Kevin completed his passionate spiel, Ellen took control of the conversation.

After Kevin completed his passionate spiel, Ellen took control of the conversation.

At one point, Ellen had one hand rested on the arm of her chair, while the other remained aimed in Kevin’s direction as she spoke.

The talk show host’s signature bleach blonde hair looked noticeably undone and she wore a silver watch on her wrist.

She had a white cloth napkin resting in her lap as she and Kevin waited for their food to arrive.

Babysitting: Meanwhile, Kevin's pregnant wife Eniko, 35, hung out on a nearby beach with their son Kenzo, two, and Kevin's daughter Heaven, 15, whom he shares with ex Torrei Hart

Babysitting: Meanwhile, Kevin’s pregnant wife Eniko, 35, hung out on a nearby beach with their son Kenzo, two, and Kevin’s daughter Heaven, 15, whom he shares with ex Torrei Hart

After finishing her meal, Ellen was spotted making her way down the steps of the restaurant’s patio.  

Kevin’s wife Eniko appeared to be having a great time away from her husband as she romped on the beach with her blended family.

The 35-year-old showcased her baby bump in a tropical print two piece swimsuit. 

Nice view: For their lunch date, Kevin and Ellen sat at a table for two with an impressive ocean view

Nice view: For their lunch date, Kevin and Ellen sat at a table for two with an impressive ocean view 

Beach fashion: Kevin sported a patterned button down shirt and a pair of shorts

Beach fashion: Kevin sported a patterned button down shirt and a pair of shorts

Keeping it simple: The talk show host's signature bleach blonde hair looked noticeably undone and she wore a silver watch on her wrist

Keeping it simple: The talk show host’s signature bleach blonde hair looked noticeably undone and she wore a silver watch on her wrist

She wore her curly, raven hair down and she had a pair of gold studs fastened to her ears.

Her son Kenzo, whom she welcomed with Kevin in 2018, looked undeniable adorable in a pair of yellow and pink swim trunks.

Kevin’s daughter Heaven looked every bit the teenager in an oversized Nirvana tee and a black cloth face mask. 

Kevin also has a 12-year-old son named Hendrix, whom he also shares with ex Torrei Hart, who did not appear to join Eniko and his siblings for their beach day.

Expecting: The 35-year-old wife of Kevin Hart showcased her baby bump in a tropical print two piece swimsuit.

Expecting: The 35-year-old wife of Kevin Hart showcased her baby bump in a tropical print two piece swimsuit.

Darling: Kenzo, whom Eniko welcomed with Kevin in 2018, looked undeniable adorable in a pair of yellow and pink swim trunks, while Kevin's daughter Heaven looked every bit the teenager in an oversized Nirvana tee

Darling: Kenzo, whom Eniko welcomed with Kevin in 2018, looked undeniable adorable in a pair of yellow and pink swim trunks, while Kevin’s daughter Heaven looked every bit the teenager in an oversized Nirvana tee

Ellen’s public outing with Kevin comes nearly two-weeks after the Ride Along actor voiced his support for her on Instagram.

In recent months, Ellen has been accused of racism, bullying, as well as fostering a ‘toxic environment’ behind the scenes of her hit talk show. 

An official investigation into the allegations, made by past and present employees, was launched by WarnerMedia earlier in the month. 

In the Instagram post, which included a photo of him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart wrote that it was ‘crazy to see [his] friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly.’  

Defense: Kevin Hart took to Instagram earlier this month to publicly defend friend and fellow comedian Ellen DeGeneres amid her 'toxic' workplace scandal; post made by Kevin on August 4 on Instagram

Defense: Kevin Hart took to Instagram earlier this month to publicly defend friend and fellow comedian Ellen DeGeneres amid her ‘toxic’ workplace scandal; post made by Kevin on August 4 on Instagram

Crazy: In the Instagram post, which included a photo of him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart wrote that it was 'crazy to see [his] friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly'; Eniko, Kevin, Ellen, and Ellen's wife Portia de Rossi pictured in 2017

Crazy: In the Instagram post, which included a photo of him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart wrote that it was ‘crazy to see [his] friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly’; Eniko, Kevin, Ellen, and Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi pictured in 2017

‘I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f*****g planet.’

While Hart maintained that his post was not ‘meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences’ he stressed that DeGeneres has ‘treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1.’

Hart also seemed to call for the end of ‘cancel culture’, writing: ‘The internet has become a crazy world of negativity….we are falling in love with peoples down fall. It’s honestly sad…When did we get here? I stand by the ones that I know and that I love.’ 

It appears Hart is returning a favor to DeGeneres, who was one of the few stars to publicly defend him last year, amid his backlash, when his past homophobic comments resurfaced after he was announced as the Oscars host.

Accusations: In recent months, Ellen has been accused of racism, bullying, as well as fostering a 'toxic environment' behind the scenes of her hit talk show; Ellen pictured in 2019

Accusations: In recent months, Ellen has been accused of racism, bullying, as well as fostering a ‘toxic environment’ behind the scenes of her hit talk show; Ellen pictured in 2019

Quality time: The comedian took to Instagram to share a family photo that included his wife Eniko, their son Kenzo, two, and his daughter Heaven, 15, and son Hendrix, 12, from his first marriage

Quality time: The comedian took to Instagram to share a family photo that included his wife Eniko, their son Kenzo, two, and his daughter Heaven, 15, and son Hendrix, 12, from his first marriage

Fun in the sun: The Upside star showed off his flare for fashion in a Hawaiian shirt and matching shorts

Fun in the sun: The Upside star showed off his flare for fashion in a Hawaiian shirt and matching shorts