Ellen DeGeneres tried to hold back her tears as she walked out for her final talk show. The final episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, which debuted in 2003, will air on Thursday, May 26, following a turbulent period marked by the ‘toxic workplace’ scandal.
In a newly released video, the 64-year-old host emerges from behind a screen to a cheering audience, including her wife Portia de Rossi and brother Vance DeGeneres in the front row.
Ellen then placed her hand on her chest and said, ‘Thank you,’ while Portia was crying. The show’s host will be joined by Jennifer Aniston, nearly 20 years after the Friends star became the show’s first-ever guest. It
As the show wraps up, Ellen wrote on Instagram;
‘Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs on May 26th.
‘When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social Media didn’t exist. Gay marriage wasn’t legal.
‘We watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But whatever was happening, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour.
‘Being invited into your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.’