Right after the finale, which is scheduled for May 26, airs, the talk show host and her wife Portia de Rossi are planning to head overseas with some of their close friends.
AceShowbiz –Ellen DeGeneres‘ “career pause” will begin with a luxury African vacation. As she embarks on the next chapter of her career with the final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing in late May, the talk show host and her wife Portia de Rossi are now planning to head overseas with some of their close friends.
“Right after the show finale airs she, Portia and her closest friends, including her brother, Vance DeGeneres and his wife, are heading to Rwanda for the opening of her gorilla campus,” a source told The Sun newspaper.
Ellen, who began hosting the talk show in 2003, is set to open the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund. Gorilla conservation is passion project for the TV star, and for the time being, she doesn’t have any “definite” career plans in place. The insider added, “She’s going to take some much-needed time off and just take a pause.”
In April, Ellen took to Twitter to confirm she’d already filmed her last-ever episode of her long-running talk show. The comedienne, who married Portia in 2008, wrote on the micro-blogging platform at the time, “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,” the 64-year-old continued. “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,” she added. “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. (sic)”
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