Beauty & Style
"Just sour grapes": Ellen's ratings in the wake of allegations
Ellen DeGeneres is known to end every episode of her insanely popular talk show with, “Be kind to one another,” but after a number of allegations have come to light in recent weeks of her diva-like behaviour with staff members and other people, viewers are starting to lose faith.
The backlash began in April when a number of people including popular beauty YouTuber Nikkie de Jager accused DeGeneres of being “cold and distant”. Slowly other people started to come forward with their own stories about the 62-year-old, saying she’s rude and entitled.
Then, the comedian brought criticism upon herself after she said living in her $27 million mansion was “like being in jail”.
“Ellen is at the end of her rope,” revealed a source to Us Weekly. “She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it’s not a passing thing – the hits just keep coming.”
But throughout all the drama, the Emmy award winner has turned to her wife, Portia de Rossi for support.
“Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy,” a second source told Us. “Their home life is strained right now … her real friends never ask her to be funny or tell jokes. They accept her as it.”
And despite all the commotion, Ellen’s ratings continue to climb, which proves the backlash has not affected her show.
“Ellen’s been in our homes for so long, it’ll take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her,” the second insider notes. “Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day.”
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