In the two weeks leading up to the finale of her long-running talk show, American media personality and TV host Ellen DeGeneres was very emotional.
According to Page Six, a source revealed that “Ellen cried a lot. The few weeks leading up to the finale were very emotional.”
She had filmed her last episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on April 28 and it will air on May 26, with a guest list including Jennifer Aniston and Pink, who both appeared in the very first episode. on Sept. 8, 2003. And while DeGeneres was sad to see her 19-year run come to an end, she didn’t want to go out with a bang. “She wanted to hang out quietly. It was the cast and crew’s friends and family in the audience,” a senior TV source told Page Six.
Since the show’s debut, the comedian has hosted tons of celebrity guests, many of whom have become the butt of her good-natured pranks. However, his reputation took a hit in 2020 after allegations of toxic gambling behavior surfaced.
In a July 2020 letter to staff obtained by Us Weekly, the host said she always wanted the show to be a “place of happiness” and she apologized for the change that had taken place.
The Emmy winner later said the accusations were “very hurtful” to her, but claimed they weren’t the reason she decided to end the show. “If I had left the show because of that, I wouldn’t have come back this season,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.