After 19 seasons, the reigning queen of daytime TV has taken her final bow. Ellen confirmed that she had taped the last ever episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Monday and the show will air May 26.
Ellen took a moment to reflect on the magnitude of the moment with a sentimental post on social media, acknowledging how the landscape has changed since the show first started nearly two decades ago.
"When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn't exist," Ellen wrote in her caption on Instagram. "Social Media didn't exist. Gay marriage wasn't legal. We watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But whatever was happening, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour. Being invited into your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy," she wrote. "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
While she didn't mention it, her announcement to call it quits followed highly publicized accusations of a toxic work environment that engulfed the popular comic in scandal.
She explained that, "Two years ago, I signed a deal for three more years and I always knew in my heart that season 19 would be my last."
As part of the final shows she did a segment for Administrative Professionals Week where one lucky woman got a massage from Chris Hemsworth, with Ellen having a little fun. Watch it below....along with some video you likely won't see on the final episode.