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Ellen DeGeneres' Father: "We're Not Estranged!"


What’s the deal between Ellen DeGeneres and her 88-year-old dad, Elliot? It’s not what you think! In her 2000 biography, Ellen’s mom, Betty, wrote that when her daughter came out to the family in the 1970’s, Elliot couldn’t handle it, and even kicked the talk show host out of his home!

However, when Star visited the retiree at his home, he said that definitely wasn’t true. “I love her very, very, very much,” he gushed. “Everything is fine between us. I see her all the time.”

In fact, Elliot’s second wife, Virginia, said that the pair make it a point to watch Ellen’s show every day, and that “of course” they went to her wedding to Portia de Rossi.

For more from Ellen’s family, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!

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