Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres have been good friends for years, but there are rumors that the former is replacing the latter.
Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres share a strong bond in the past years. In fact, the Friends alum has appeared on The Ellen Show several times already. There were instances when she even guest-hosts the show.
Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres relationship
Nicki Swift examined Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres’ relationship. According to the outlet, The Morning Show star found a lifetime friend in the daytime talk show host.
In an episode in 2018, DeGeneres shared photos of them hugging over the years. The host first shared about their friendship publicly in the premiere of 1998 film The Object of My Affection.
“I am one of her best friends,” DeGeneres said while honoring Aniston in Variety Power of Women Luncheon.
“Nearest, dearest, most favorite friend.” Aniston later joked, “Ellen we gotta keep the best friend stuff kind of on the DL, okay? ‘Cause a lot of my best friends are here.”
Also, when DeGeneres’ debuted her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 8, 2003, Aniston was her first guest, which the outlet claimed was the host’s “most favorite friend.”
DeGeneres and Aniston kiss
Jennifer Aniston appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show again in October 2019. During the said guesting, the host asked her dear friend if she had ever kissed a woman. Aniston said she had not done it before, and DeGeneres motioned for a kiss. Aniston laughed and eventually gave in, and they smooched.
“That’s what they wanted to see,” DeGeneres said. “They’ve been wanting that for years.”
“You have such soft lips,” Aniston responded.
“That’s why I do, what I do,” DeGeneres replied, making Aniston laughed.
Portia de Rossi jealous
There were rumors that Portia de Rossi was furious with Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Aniston’s kiss.
A tabloid claimed that DeGeneres was smitten with Aniston, and de Rossi was not happy.
“This is a big issue for Portia, and you have to wonder how much more controversy the marriage can take,” an insider said. “It wouldn’t surprise anyone if Portia leaves Ellen for good.”
However, the report was false. Portia has no reason to get jealous because Aniston is both close to her and DeGeneres.
Aniston replacing DeGeneres
There are rumors that Jennifer Aniston will be replacing Ellen DeGeneres on her show. Initially, tabloids claim that James Corden will take over DeGeneres. However, the netizens disapproved of him because he is worse than DeGeneres.
However, a source told Daily Mail that Corden would not be replacing DeGeneres. Instead, the potential replacements are Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy, and ‘the ultimate A-lister’ Jennifer Aniston.
“All four have global name recognition and their own following. They are all genuinely warm and could carry an Ellen-less show,” the source said.
“James Corden is definitely not under consideration as he has a long term deal with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would develop one for him. Regardless, he’s busy enough in late night so it’s not going to happen,” the insider added.
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