We know and love Ellen DeGeneres as the host of her own entertaining television talk show called ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. Ellen began her talk show in the year of 2003 and before that she played the lead role in the much-loved television series called ‘Ellen’ which aired during the years of 1994 to 1998. She also starred in yet another television series called ‘The Ellen Show’, which was only aired briefly from 2001 – 2002. Ellen was raised in Louisiana and apart from having her own television shows; she is also known for her lesbian marriage with the famous actress Portia de Rossi. The two become joined in marriage during the year of 2008. Here are 5 Interesting Facts about Ellen DeGeneres You May Not Know
Ellen DeGeneres is Not as Strong as Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in 2012 when Ellen decided to have a contest in order to see who would be able to perform the most push-ups. Ellen and Michelle, who at the time was the First Lady of the United States, proceeded to take off their jackets and get down on all-fours on stage in front of the audience. They began doing push-ups as the audience cheered and counted for them, and Ellen managed to complete 20 push-ups, while Michelle Obama completed 25 push-ups.
Ellen DeGeneres is Related to Madonna
Few people know that Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna are related. Madonna happens to be Ellen’s eleventh cousin, and they share the same great-grandfather by the name of Martin Aucoin. Ellen and Madonna are not only eleventh cousins, but they both also happen to be born during the same year. If you look closely enough, you can certainly see similarities in their facial features.
She Loves Animals and Says ‘No’ to Meat
Ellen DeGeneres has a big heart and a special place in her heart for animals. The famous actress and television talk show host prefers a vegan diet without any dairy or meat products, and she only served vegan meals at her wedding with Portia de Rossi. They now live on a farm surrounded by all kinds of animals, and Ellen also openly advocates a vegan lifestyle on her television show.
She Had Many Different Jobs Before Her Fame
Before Ellen made it big in Hollywood, she had many different jobs. Ellen had a variety of different jobs including selling vacuum cleaners, painting houses, bartender work and she even worked as a secretary in a legal office.
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth
Ellen DeGeneres has a net worth of around $345 Million.