The death of a parent is one of the hardest things that someone will ever go through in their life. Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres has certainly experienced such a loss, as her 92-year-old father Elliott passed away in January 2018. However, after the star had recalled her final moments with her dad, she made a touching revelation.
Born in June 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Elliott grew up with his parents Ruth Elodie Martin and Elliott Everett DeGeneres. He took on the job of an insurance salesman in later life; while still in his 20s, he also wed his girlfriend Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer.
Then, some two years into their marriage, Elliott and Elizabeth had their first child together. He was named Vance, with the DeGeneres family then becoming a little bigger in January 1958 with the birth of their daughter Ellen. From there, the couple raised their two children together for a number of years – but that all changed in 1974.