Controversial comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has seen her fair share of heartaches in her fifty-plus years, yet she somehow manages to stay young and find joy in every situation.
During DeGeneres' early career years, she faced public discrimination and humiliation that forced her to downplay her sexuality. Her love life was one for the tabloids too, with a much publicized infatuation and subsequent breakup with sexual flip-flopper, Anne Heche. DeGeneres overcame these adversities, however, with her distinctive brand of self-depreciating humor, and eventually managed to regain her favored celebrity status.
Now with Oprah out of the talk show path, DeGenerous seems to have truly hit her stride. "The Ellen Show" has become one of the all-time successful daytime shows, as well as a positive force for charity, peace and love. And, although DeGenerous is an unlikely spokesperson for a feminine makeup line, she pulls off the role of cover girl with aplomb.
DeGeneres seems more content than ever after uniting in marriage with her longtime love, Portia DiRossi. She knows how to play and stay young, while making a positive difference in the world around her, Without a doubt, Ellen DeGeneres is a joyful phoenix that continues to rise to every occasion, promoting peace and love wherever she may be.