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- “Being famous and being a 'good lady' is not an easy task,” she said. “… To tell the truth, I am not always the person you see on TV. There are many other things. Sometimes I feel sad. I am angry. I worry. I am upset. I'm getting impatient. "
The 62-year-old talk show host swapped her signature pixie haircut for the iconic 80s hairstyle that she debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week.
Her fans and followers have reacted to DeGeneres' radical new look on Instagram, with some people pointing out that the elegant style is similar to the one her wife Portia de Rossi created a few years ago.
The TV host's new hairstyle isn't the first time she's made her debut on the show. In 2019, the star shot a series with noticeably lighter and shorter hair following a catastrophic dyeing situation.
“When you have short hair, you need to dye it often because my hair grows very quickly. I color them all the time, so they always look different when you watch the show - sometimes it's a different tone,”she began, showing off a new color.
She explained that she would like to speed up the usual process of using foil to highlight hair and dye her entire head instead. But she quickly learned that the whitening and toning technique still took hours.
After DeGeneres disliked the final look, her colorist tried again. But in the end, her hair color not only contained so many shades, as she joked, it looked like a “flag of pride,” but it was also spoiled by this treatment.
“My hair was falling out,” she said. “I literally touched my head and my hair fell out. I think my hair was so embarrassed that it didn't want to have anything to do with my head and said, "I'm leaving here."
She then hired another team of colorists for a home meeting to fix the copper color. “My hair couldn't stand it anymore. I literally can't touch them. I cannot wash them. I'll be fine if I don't blink and sneeze."
Thankfully, DeGeneres' hair has survived the dye fiasco and looks fuller than ever with her tantalizing new look.
The latest change in her hair came just weeks after she addressed workplace toxicity allegations in a six-minute opening monologue at the premiere of her talk show's 18th season.
“As you may have heard, this summer there were accusations of a toxic work environment on our show and then an investigation was carried out,” the TV presenter began. “I learned that things were happening here that should never have happened. I take this very seriously and I want to say that I am very sorry for the people who have suffered."
“Being famous and being a 'good lady' is not an easy task,” she said. “… To tell the truth, I am not always the person you see on TV. There are many other things. Sometimes I feel sad. I am angry. I worry. I am upset. I'm getting impatient. "
“I'm in the process,” she concluded.
DeGeneres supported De Rossi on the day of the season's premiere, and the production crew cheered as the comedian left the set, a source previously said. “It was an emotional moment for everyone, she thanked everyone,” the source added.