Top 30 Significant Facts About Ellen DeGeneres


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6. Her wife is Portia de Rossi. 6
Ellen is married to Portia since 2008. She is an actress famous for her roles in Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, and Scandal. Ellen proposed to her using a 3-carat diamond ring and got married at their mansion in Beverly Hills. They limit their guest to seventeen people excluding their parents.

7. She received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last 2012.30

Top entertainers including Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, and Will Ferrell received the same award Ellen received last 2012. It is given for outstanding talent in speeches and humor at Washington, DC.

8. She became a judge at American Idol.29

In 2009, she replaced Paula Abdul for one season in American Idol. However, she admitted that judging talent did not fit her and considered her involvement as one of the worst decisions she made. She’s not good at breaking people’s heart and dreams that’s why she can’t continue.

9. She is molested at age 17.
In the year 2005, she revealed in an interview with Allure Magazine that she got molested by her mother’s third husband. He tried to smash and fondle her breast when she was seventeen. She is afraid and kicks the window to escape. It does not bother her to sleep in the hospital for the night. It is one of her strongest moment to spread to people how to fight back and say no.

10. Her selfie is re-tweeted a million times.
The most viral selfie is called Oscar’s selfie. Ellen uploads it in the year 2004. Jared Leto, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Nyong’o, and Ellen is in the picture. Maybe all their fans joined forces in retweeting and liking the selfie that generated a million re-tweet within 45 minutes. Now, it has over 3 million re-tweets and over 2 million likes. That’s insane.