In an interview with The New York Times, Ellen DeGeneres, 60, revealed that she might be ending her talk show when her contract expires in 2020.
Her wife of almost 10 years, Portia DeRossi, is fully on board with the decision while her brother, Vance, consistently talks her out of it. His argument is in a time of such darkness, we a positive, unifying personality on the air. DeRossi believes she has so much more to offer as an actress and stand-up.
The Ellen Degeneres Show has been on the air since 2003 and was her comeback after she came out as a lesbian on The Ellen Show and TIME Magazine.
Her positivity, kindness, and goofiness have made people laugh for 16 seasons now and it is a saving grace for viewers.
In the article, she states, “I want to show all of me. The talk show is me, but I’m also playing the character of a talk show host.” She doesn’t want to be limited.
DeGeneres is conflicted on what she should do. We will find out her decision in two years. For now, we can just enjoy the happiness and love she brings to her fans who watch.
She and her talk show has earned 32 Emmy’s and countless People’s Choice Awards.
DeGeneres’ new comedy special, Relatable, her first in 15 years, premieres on Netflix on December 18. It provides a “window into her state of mind,” according to the New York Times. She will also be hosting season 2 of her competition show, Ellen’s Game of Games in January.
In the article, she talks about why she stopped dancing and how she is a different person outside of the show. To read the full interview, click here.