Just weeks after vowing to kick off a “new chapter” for her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres has gotten a style makeover.
Last week, the Emmy winner revealed that she’d swapped her trademark pixie haircut for a slicked-back pompadour.
Though she’s posted several Instagram photos showcasing the new look over the past several days, it began making headlines this week, notably after Monday’s and Tuesday’s airings of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
While DeGeneres hasn’t commented publicly on her new ’do, some fans have suggested it was partly inspired by her wife, Portia de Rossi, who has recently been rocking a similar cut.
Media outlets, however, have widely interpreted it as signaling a fresh start for the host after a tumultuous summer.
Last month, the host kicked off Season 18 of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” by issuing her first public comments on the bombshell claims of workplace toxicity made by staff members earlier this year.
The controversy began in July, when BuzzFeed published two lengthy articles in which current and former “Ellen” employees alleged they’d been subjected to behind-the-scenes intimidation, racism and…