Ellen DeGeneres has found a way in the heart of every one of us. This celeb has long dominated the television industry and has millions of fans all over the world. This beautiful lady is known for her comedic wit and enthusiastic dance moves that kept her in spotlight for many years. Here are the top 10 most interesting facts you didn’t know about Ellen DeGeneres.
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- 10. Ellen wasn’t the Funny One in the Family
- 9. Ellen had a Breakdown after Split from Anne Heche
- 8. Ellen Drove by Her Ex’s Car Crash
- 7. Sued by Several Record Labels
- 6. Molested by Her Stepfather
- 5. Madonna is Her 11th Cousin
- 4. Ellen has a Ride at Disney named after Her
- 3. Ellen competed against Michelle Obama
- 2. Ellen has net worth of USD285 million
- 1. Raised as a Christian Scientist
10. Ellen wasn’t the Funny One in the Family
Her brother was comedic in nature. During her childhood, Ellen used to be a serious nature girl. She spent lots of time outside and used to ride her bike around New Orleans, exploring the beauty of the city. Ellen was only of 13 when her parents had a divorce, and this gave a big shock to the lovely lady.
9. Ellen had a Breakdown after Split from Anne Heche
Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche had long enjoyed public romantic relationship which came to an end in 2000, after being together for three and half years. Both of the ladies had matching weddings bands which spoke a lot about their closeness. Ellen had to suffer from a breakdown after split from Anne.
8. Ellen Drove by Her Ex’s Car Crash
When Ellen was only of 20, she started dating the famous poet Kat Perkoff, who owned a lesbian bar in New Orleans. The relationship was of great help for Ellen to shape her career. Kat got into a car accident which was being driven by Ellen. This left the lady with a half-empty apartment and heart.
7. Sued by Several Record Labels
Back in 2009, Ellen was sued by a number of record labels over copyright issues. According to the owners of the labels, Ellen was playing over one thousand songs without their permission. We all know that this lady had incredible dancing skills, so she gradually came out of all the claims, and started as a judge on American Idol.
6. Molested by Her Stepfather
Ellen DeGeneres’ mother had many boyfriends in her childhood. The lady was molested by her stepfather, who was her mom’s third husband. In those days, she was sonly of 16. Many times, according to sources, Ellen’s stepfather got into her bedroom, trying to rape her. To escape, she climbed out the window and remained in hospital for the whole night.
5. Madonna is Her 11th Cousin
Yes, it is absolutely true. Madonna and Ellen are 11th cousins. They share the same 10th great-grandfather: Martin Aucoin from France. The families of the two lovely ladies remained in Nova Scotia after immigration from France. In 17th century, Ellen’s family moved to Louisiana, while Madonna’s family left Canada to head to Michigan.
4. Ellen has a Ride at Disney named after Her
Do you know that Ellen has a ride at Disney named after her? Yes, it is true. This is a 45-minute ride which is full of fun and adventure, incorporating some education as well.
3. Ellen competed against Michelle Obama
Back in 2012, Michelle Obama was competed by Ellen. She started the Let’s Move! Campaign. She was a part of the Ellen Degeneres show, where there were discussions about workouts and exercises of different types. She gave a challenge to Michelle to a push-up contest. The two went head-to-head on the studio stage.
2. Ellen has net worth of USD285 million
According to a 2015 report, Ellen has a net worth of USD285 million. This makes her one of the richest females in the world. She makes around USD70 million every year, thanks to her super-successful daytime talk show, her books, and position as a Covergirl spokeswoman. She is known to do her job perfectly.
1. Raised as a Christian Scientist
Ellen was raised by a Christian family. She remained associated with that religion till her 13. She used to attend church alongside her brother. Today, Ellen calls herself a “nonreligious” person.
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