The Ellen Show has turned in to something iconic, right? It brings joy and laughter to millions and we have gotten used to Ellen DeGeneres getting a kick out of scaring her celebrity guests. However, her wife Portia de Rossi firmly believes “there are other things she can tackle.”
DeGeneres has extended her contract with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which she has been a host of since 2003. With the renewal of the contract, the show is going to stay on till 2020 for sure, despite what her wife de Rossi may want.
Vance DeGeneres, who is Ellen’s brother, has always encouraged her to stay on, especially with the state the country is currently in, referring to the Trump era. It looks like de Rossi, does not share her brother in law’s opinion. Ellen told The New York Times, “She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop.”
Her wife was in the room while the publication was interviewing the talk show host, responded, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity; there are other things she could tackle.”
With the support of her wife, Ellen has taken up new projects such as the Netflix special, Relatable, which debuts on Tuesday, December 18. The Relatable star did admit that she’d like to take on more acting roles and play “someone unappealing.” The Scandal Star wants Ellen to do radio or host a podcast. The actress added, “I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”
The thirty time Emmy winner also talked about the rumors about her relationship with de Rossi. “I hear Portia, and I are divorcing every other week or having a baby or whatever,” she said, revealing that she doesn’t read any press about herself, whether negative or positive. The comedian confirmed that the couple is still head over heels in love with each other, and are committed to their marriage and each other.
Another rumor she was quick to debunk to The New York Times was that she is not nice to work for. Well, she does scare poor Andy! We’re kidding! She elaborated on this topic by saying, “The first day I said: ‘The one thing I want is everyone here to be happy and proud of where they work, and if not, don’t work here.’ No one is going to raise their voice or not be grateful. That’s the rule to this day.”
The world can take a sigh of relief that the beloved The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be on air till at least for another two years until Portia gets her way. Do you agree with Portia, or do you think Ellen should stick to doing the show instead? Ellen DeGeneres is 60, has won Emmy awards and doesn’t seem to be stopping down any time soon. Whatever she decides to do in the future, she’ll ace it.