Ellen DeGeneres' 'career pause' will begin with a luxury vacation to Africa.The final episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air later this week, and Ellen, 64, and her wife Portia de Rossi, 49, are now planning to head overseas with some of their close friends, as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Right after the show finale airs she, Portia and her closest friends, including her brother, Vance DeGeneres and his wife, are heading to Rwanda for the opening of her gorilla campus.' Getaway:Ellen DeGeneres' 'career pause' will begin with a luxury vacation to Africa; pictured 2014Ellen - who began hosting the talk show in 2003 - is set to open the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund.Gorilla conservation is passion project for the TV star, and for the time being, she doesn't have any 'definite' career plans in place.
The insider added: 'She's going to take some much-needed time off and just take a pause.'Ellen revealed back in April that she hadalready filmed her last-ever episode of her long-running talk show.
Controversy:Ellen announced in May of 2021 the show was ending following complaints of a toxic workplace from staff on the show that led to an internal probe from Warner Brothers New venture:Ellen - who began hosting the talk show in 2003 - is set to open the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund; pictured February 2022 The host - who married Portia in 2008 - wrote on Twitter at the time: 'Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs on May 26th.'When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn't exist.Read more on dailymail.co.uk