Portia De Rossi

What Portia De Rossi Thinks Ellen DeGeneres Should Do Following Talk Show's End

Ellen DeGeneres is about to have a lot more time on her hands, as her hit daytime talk show is ending after 19 seasons. The former sitcom star recently shared a thankful message with fans after she taped the final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is set to air May 26, and now that it’s really over, what’s coming next? DeGeneres’ wife, Portia De Rossi, weighed in on what she thinks the longtime host's best next move would be.
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Portia De Rossi Shares Touching Story About Coming Out To Her Grandmother

On Monday’s (May 2nd) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Portia de Rossi shared a story about coming out to her grandmother—and why it wasn’t easy. De Rossi’s grandmother was a fan of the sitcom Ellen and “wouldn’t miss an episode until the episode where she DeGeneres came out.” After learning about DeGeneres’ sexuality, her grandmother would say “that disgusting woman” whenever DeGeneres appeared on TV. “That didn’t bode well for me,” said de Rossi, who was closeted at the time.

Portia de Rossi Urges Ellen DeGeneres to Revisit Stand-Up and 'Continue Being a Teacher' After Talk Show

While visiting DeGeneres's long-running daytime series on Tuesday, de Rossi gave the 64-year-old comedian advice on how she should proceed forward in her career. "Well, honestly, I just want you to do something that makes you really happy," said de Rossi, who has been married to DeGeneres since 2008. "But I want to make sure that you continue being a teacher because that's really what you've been for everybody."