She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist. Vance stayed with his father. On a February episode of her show, she told her studio audience of a letter from the New England Historic Genealogical Society confirming she is 15th cousin to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , via their shared common ancestor Thomas Fairfax. She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans , where she majored in communication studies. After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with a cousin, Laura Gillen.
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To ensure a memorable moment, the coming out scene was made into a gag where, at an airport, Ellen turns and tells Laura Dern 's character "I'm gay! Ellen DeGeneres's mother Betty can briefly be seen as one of the people in the terminal with a shocked reaction to the announcement. Ellen was successful enough in its early seasons to warrant annual renewal, due largely to DeGeneres's perceived appeal and comic ability, but only with Ellen's coming out did the show make its way into the wide public consciousness and hit a critical plateau. After the initial coming out frenzy, however, the show's ratings declined, and ABC began feeling the pain of a backlash regarding the "gay content" being exhibited. The final episodes of Ellen were criticized for focusing too much on gay issues.