Ellen DeGeneres Devastated After Her Dog Passes Away
Yesterday, we reported that former staffers on Ellen DeGeneres’ eponymous daytime talk show had come forward to slam her, and to claim that she fosters an environment of fear and racism on her set. Just when it seemed like things could not get any worse for DeGeneres, she was hit with yet another crushing blow when her dog passed away.
DeGeneres took to Instagram on Thursday to say that her beloved Maltese-Poodle, Wolf, had died.
“Last night we had to say goodbye to our dog Wolf. He brought us so much love and joy. I hope we did the same for him,” DeGeneres wrote alongside a photo of herself and her wife Portia de Rossi with the dog.
Back in 2009, DeGeneres told People magazine that Wolf was a rescue dog off the street.
“He was being mistreated,” DeGeneres said at the time. “Wolf was in pretty bad shape. He was tiny … he was [malnourished], he couldn’t stand up. His back legs couldn’t support him because he had never been put down.”
“But he’s just the craziest, sweetest dog now. Just a love!” she added, going on to call him “needy for love from anybody.”
DeGeneres opened up about her love for dogs back in 2017, explaining that they “offer unconditional love in ways humans can’t.”
“Plus, they don’t talk back. Unless you have one of those dogs who says, ‘I ruv you,’ in which case, please videotape it and send it to my show,” she joked during an interview with the publication Good Housekeeping. When asked what home life is like for her pets, DeGeneres said, “I would tell you more about them, but like any celebrity parent, I think it’s important to keep them out of the press.”
This comes after former staffers on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” spoke to BuzzFeed News about how terrible the environment is on her set. One ex-staffer said that DeGeneres needs to “take more responsibility” on the show’s set.
“If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what’s going on,” the former employee said. “I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, ‘Things are going great, everybody’s happy,’ and she just believes that, but it’s her responsibility to go beyond that.”