The Wild Story of How Ellen DeGeneres’ Neighbor Predicted Her Discuss Present Success

It has been nearly twenty years since The Ellen DeGeneres Present premiered.

The 12 months was 2003, and it had been six years since Ellen DeGeneres got here out to the world. On April 14, 1997, she appeared on the duvet of TIME journal together with the phrases “Yep, I am Homosexual.” Two weeks later, “The Pet Episode” on the ABC sitcom Ellen aired and her character Ellen Morgan got here out, as properly.

The episode gained an Emmy and a Peabody Award, and DeGeneres acquired the GLAAD Media Award. However Ellen was canceled after its following season and, as she recalled throughout the Could four episode of The Late Late Present with James Corden, a three-year “drought” ensued wherein she couldn’t discover work.

“I simply did not suppose I’d work once more,” she mentioned, “as a result of it did not appear to be that will occur.”

A few 12 months into not with the ability to get a job, DeGeneres’ neighbor, an astrologer, made a prediction.

“She advised me after I was 45 years previous, I used to be going to begin a brand-new profession, and it was going to be extra profitable than something I’ve ever executed. And it may go 20 years if I needed,” DeGeneres recalled. “I used to be like, ‘What sitcom goes 20 years?’ I wasn’t even considering discuss present.”

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