Ellen DeGeneres begins her “career break” in Africa Celebrities
Ellen DeGeneres ’“ career break ”will begin with a luxurious African vacation.
The latest episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will air later this week, and Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi are now planning to go abroad with some of their close friends as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.
A source told The Sun: “Immediately after the show’s finale, she, Portia and her closest friends, including her brother Vance DeGeneres and his wife, are heading to Rwanda to open their gorilla campus.”
Ellen, who began leading the talk show in 2003, intends to open the campus of the Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla Diana Fossie Foundation.
Preserving gorillas is a passionate project for the TV star, and so far she has no “clear” career plans.
The insider added: “She will take a much needed rest and just pause.”
In April, Ellen took to Twitter to confirm that she had already filmed her latest episode of her long-running talk show.
The presenter, who married Portia in 2008, wrote at the time on a microblogging platform: “Today we recorded the last episode of the Ellen show, which airs on May 26th.
“When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. There were no social networks. Gay marriages were not legal. We have watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.
“But no matter what happened, my goal has always been to make the show a place where we can all get together and laugh for an hour. An invitation to your life has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (Sic) “