Ellen DeGeneres broke ground when it came to LGBTQ+ acceptance. She has brought laughter to people's living rooms. In recent years, her character was tarnished. But, good or bad, for over a decade, one woman has stood by her side.
After almost 20 years, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" ended following a scandal about Ellen DeGeneres that rocked the talk show host's credibility.
Employees who worked for the comedienne's show claimed that the workplace was a highly toxic environment. There were allegations of racism, sexual misconduct, and much more.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres at the Saint Laurent show on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images
DeGeneres revealed that she wasn't as emotional as she once was months ago about her show coming to an end.
Oprah Winfrey, a talk show legend, admitted that DeGeneres' show end made her a little emotional. DeGeneres also expressed surprise at how tearful some celebrity guests got regarding the conclusion of the talk show.
WHY DID ELLE DEGENERES BREAK UP WITH ANNE HECHE?
DeGeneres was almost a revolutionary figure when dating her ex-girlfriend Anne Heche. The two openly dated in the 1990s, a brave move back then for two people in a same-sex relationship. Heche has since stated how proud she was to be a figure that helped push equality forward.
While their bravery helped create positive change in the long term, the couple was treated poorly due to their romantic relationship.
Heche claimed that she was threatened with being fired from her project with Fox because of their relationship. Although everything is not perfect, DeGeneres leads a more peaceful life with her wife.
WHO IS ELLEN MARRIED TO?
DeGeneres is married to actress Portia de Rossi, who she met in 2000 and married in 2008. This was not long after the Supreme Court of California legalized same-sex marriage, making it a love story and a victory.
DeGeneres recalled how her wife used a specific quote in her vows: "It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood." She said that these words represent what love really means to her - to be understood.
Since they uttered their vows 13 years ago, the two still seem besotted. Speaking about their marriage, DeGeneres expressed how lucky she feels to be married to Rossi and has referred to her as her "favorite person."
Rossi has expressed how her comedienne wife has taught her to be less serious and knows how to make her laugh. She vehemently defended DeGeneres when the scandal about "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" being a toxic workplace came out.
WHY DID "THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW" END?
While many believe that the controversy brought about the decision to end the show, the talk show host stated that this is not true.
Instead, she claimed that her intuition told her to end the series. DeGeneres also stated that the choice came about long before the scandal.
Whatever the truth may be, de Rossi will be there no matter what. Because behind this successful woman is another great woman.
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