"I mentioned yesterday when I was talking about all the mudslides that are going on in my community of Montecito, which is heartbreaking, I said that I had a lot going on in my life. In addition to what's going on in Montecito, I lost my dad this week," she explained.
This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn't unexpected. I was able to say goodbye. pic.twitter.com/L0zEJJNPrq
She then showed an old photo of her with her father, when she was just a little girl.
"That is my dad, Elliot. That's me when I was, I don't know how old I was, but I do remember that picture. He was 92 years old, he had a good long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted," she told her audience. "He was Christian Science his entire life, he never had medicine his whole life, never went to a doctor. I never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up. And he lived to be 92."
She added that he was "very proud of me" and that he "loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man." "There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny, I think my brother Vance and I got our sense of humor from him," she continued.
DeGeneres went on to explain her family only took one vacation together growing up and it was to the same Warner Bros. lot where her show currently films.
"We came to this lot, to the Warner Bros. lot, and took the tour and went around. And now, I work on the Warner Bros. lot and I have my own stage with my name on it. So he was really proud of that," she said. "Before he passed away I got to talk to him, I got to say goodbye to him and I left, I was leaving the building and I look back and there was a rainbow over the Warner Bros. studio. This looks Photoshopped, this is what I saw after I talked to my dad and he died 10 minutes later after that. Pretty amazing. That is our building, that is my billboard, that is what you see when you walk in here and I got a rainbow before he died."
DeGeneres also shared the photo on Twitter:
When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it. When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me. pic.twitter.com/QQswe3mwfi