Oprah Winfrey Fights Back Tears Over Approaching End of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

During her appearance on the 'Ellen' show, the former host of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' admits to feeling emotional because she understands how it feels to end a long-running talk show.

AceShowbiz - Oprah Winfrey could not help but feel sentimental. When making an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", the former "The Oprah Winfrey Show" host was seen fighting back tears over the approaching end of Ellen DeGeneres' long-running talk show.

During the Tuesday, May 24 episode of the show, Oprah admitted to Ellen that she got emotional after seeing and talking to the crew backstage. "I got a little emotional backstage because I saw your entire staff is back there. And I said to everybody, 'I know what this feels like with only a couple of days left,' " the media mogul stated.

"And just was really applauding your team for making this show what it's been for 19 years," Oprah continued saying. "Obviously, you're the face out front, but it's everybody back there that actually makes it work. I was just really tearing up saying, 'Guys, what a great job you've done.' "

In response, Ellen revealed that she has been thanking her crew for their hard work. "I've been thanking them every single day, and they know how much I love them and we're all feeling emotional because we have 2 more shows," the host said. She went on to ask her 68-year-old pal whether she remembered her bittersweet feeling when her own talk show ended after 25 seasons.

"Yeah, I guess I'm tearing up because seeing your staff actually triggered me for what it feels like when you have all of these people who have become your family," Oprah reasoned, "This has been your home."

Oprah further shared why she felt touched when talking to one of the show's staffers. "I was talking to Ron, the audio guy who mic-ed me today who's been with you for 19 years," she recalled. "And Ron said he was talking to his wife last night and saying, 'You know, I just wanted the kids to finish high school.' And now, his kids are finishing college."

The partner of Stedman Graham then pointed out the beauty of working on a TV show. "That's what happens with a show like this where families come together and relationships are built," she proclaimed, "It becomes home for, you know, hundreds of people who are all supporting you and helping you be as great as you are."

Ellen expressed her agreement by stating, "Yes. We talk about it all the time." She added, "There's a very small group of people who understand what this job is and an even smaller group of women to go this long."

The "Finding Dory" actress then pointed out, "There's magic that happens when you have the right group of people around you." Oprah corroborated her statement by saying, "It doesn't happen without a great team."

The final episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will air on Thursday, May 26. The talk show comes to an end after running for 19 seasons.

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