Jennifer Aniston gets emotional as she supports friend Ellen DeGeneres during the last series of her chat show

The actress appeared on the first-ever episode of the show back in 2003

Jennifer Aniston attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jennifer Aniston broke down as she appeared in a clip for the new series of the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The actress, who appeared on the first-ever show in 2003 at the height of her Friends Fame, will be interviewed on its final season. The video shows Jennifer, who is good friends with the chat show host, becoming emotional as she greets Ellen on the set. 

The TV host announced this season of her chat show would be the final one after allegations of 'improper treatment' were reported to Buzzfeed last year.


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The clip, which was teased on the show's YouTube page, shows the close friends embracing as Jennifer appears on the show. Just as the Morning Show star sits down she breaks down in tears, saying,  “What the hell? This is not supposed to be emotional. God dang it. Not yet—it's not even over."

As Ellen gives her a tissue she jokes, "You know I haven't been out in a long time guys," the crowd starts to laugh, "like two years."

When Jennifer first appeared on the show 19 years ago she gave Ellen a 'welcome' mat as a present and said she couldn't wait to see her on TV every day. “What’s better than [seeing you on TV] every day?” she said, “I mean, once a week [on The Ellen Show] was great, but now it’s every day.”

Jennifer, who will star in the highly anticipated The Morning Show season 2 which premieres later this month, had another notable TV incident this week. Fans were appalled when a TV presenter made an unkind suggestion live on air.

It happened when the actress appeared live on BBC's The One Show with friend Reese Witherspoon. Some viewers commented that as hosts Zoe Ball and Jermaine Jenas began the interview, Jennifer looked uncomfortable already. That in itself wouldn't gain too much attention but things took a turn for the worse when Jermaine commented that the actor wasn't a 'morning person.'

His comment came after he asked the Friends actor, and founder of her new haircare line, LolaVie, about her research ahead of making the show. In particular what it was like going behind the scenes on a real morning TV show, Good Morning America.

The star responded, "I learned the slow burn that it is. It’s a very vampire state of life and mind that you guys live in. Everybody comes alive in the middle of the night and it’s a slow-moving train."

Jennifer was still mid-flow saying, "It’s utter chaos," when Jermaine interrupted her and said, “Reese, I am going to be honest with you. Jennifer pretty much sold it to be that she is not a morning person, so I am going to ask you, are you a morning person?”

A very shocked-looking Jennifer responded, "Did I sell that to you?" Jermaine then said, “A little bit.” The interaction got even more awkward when the Hollywood A-lister said, “Did I get a good deal?”

Sarah Finley

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