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Ellen DeGeneres Covers 'Good Housekeeping' October 2011

Ellen DeGeneres Covers 'Good Housekeeping' October 2011

Ellen DeGeneres covers Good Housekeeping magazine’s October 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (September 13).

Here’s what the 53-year-old talk show host had to share:

On the accomplishment she is most proud of: “I’m glad I’m funny. I’m glad I make people happy, because that’s very important. But I’m proud to be known as a kind person.”

On comedy as a source of comfort, after a tough childhood: “I was quiet as a kid and wasn’t funny until I was a little older. Then I remember being funny, because I remember people laughing. But I was more of the sensitive type, taking care of injured animals I found. But I was aware of all the stuff nobody in my family was talking about. Everything was fine all the time. I was like, Really? It doesn’t seem like it. I watch people’s behavior and notice things. I think that’s why I became a comedian.”

On her positive attitude: “Well, I’m definitely happier than I’ve ever been. I assume tomorrow I’ll be happier than today, because things are great. I have a great career and I have wonderful fans who really are supportive and loyal—because I’m not hiding anything from them. So, on the spectrum of happiness, I’m pretty high up there.”

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