Although the Ellen DeGeneres Show is still airing, the host filmed the last episode in late April, marking the end of her 19-year-run.
DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that was published Wednesday (May 25th) that she got choked up filming her final episodes.
She said, “There was a time a couple months out where I was crying every day. I was really emotional, even though it was my choice, and it’s the right choice. I knew it was time to end this chapter and to do something different, but still it was really emotional.”
The host added that there will be a lot to miss, saying, “I’m going to miss the audience and the close proximity of that kind of love and energy that I felt every day. Of course I’ll miss laughing every single day with all of the people who became my family. And I’ll miss meeting all kinds of interesting people, which I got to do every day. I guess what I’m saying is I’ll miss just about everything.”
The final episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to air on Thursday (May 26th).