Ellen DeGeneres’ eponymous talk show will end on May 26 after a decade and nine years on the air.
As the countdown to the last episode of the show begins, one of DeGeneres’ earliest guests and old friends made an appearance in the person of Justin Timberlake.
The “Cry Me A River” musician walked down memory lane with the host and credited her for giving many guests a voice through her show.
Justin Timberlake Praises Ellen DeGeneres On Emotional Last Show Appearance
On Tuesday, May 17, Timberlake, who has been on DeGeneres’ show 24 times in the past 19 years, appeared for the farewell segment of the program.
The “Alpha Dog” actor played a game of “Burning Questions,” where he answered a series of questions asked by DeGeneres.
When asked the one thing he wanted an unlimited supply of, Timberlake revealed that he wants an unlimited time supply.
He then recalled that while growing up, posters of volleyball star Gabrielle Reece and basketball player Michael Jordan, adorned his walls.
The “Suit & Tie” singer then paused the game show and proceeded to take over the segment, asking DeGeneres his Burning Questions.
DeGeneres shared that she finds Cheetos as her most irresistible snack, and the best party she ever attended was her 60th birthday bash thrown by her loving wife, Portia de Rossi.
Things turned rather sweet and emotional when Timberlake asked his friend what her favorite thing about him was. She gushed,
There’s not one. It’s hard to narrow. There are so many. I love your essence. I love your talent. I love your style. I love your singing. I love your showmanship. I love your kindness. I love your friendship. I love you.
The triple threat entertainer then asked DeGeneres about one thing she got to do on the famous talk show that she never believed would happen.
The 64-year-old answered, “Everything. I mean, everything. Just getting to meet all the amazing people…meeting amazing people who do amazing things every day of their lives that wouldn’t have a spotlight on them.”
Touched by her answer, Timberlake couldn’t help but shower praises on DeGeneres, saying, “You’ve given a voice to so many people that would have never had the opportunity to feel seen or heard. That’s my favorite thing about my experience of coming to this show.”
Timberlake Opened Up About His Friendship With The Show Host
In another segment, the “Friends With Benefits” star recounted his first appearance as the second guest to grace the long-running talk show on September 9, 2003, when he was 22-years-old.
Timberlake said he and DeGeneres met in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and swiftly bonded.
The “Finding Dory” actress remembered wanting him on her show “right away” but could not recall their first meeting. Timberlake refreshed her memory, saying,
“I would do these shows after the shows when I was on tour, and in LA, we played House of Blues, and I think you were at that show. It was like 1 AM. Alcohol was consumed, and we were like, “We’re the best friends now!”‘
The host noted that Nas was present at the venue and spoke about how great it was to watch Timberlake perform in the House of Blues “intimate” space.
Though DeGeneres’ show is coming to an end, she and her old friend may still be able to hang out at their first meeting spot.
The singer said,“I was thinking it might be fun to do those again,” and the renowned show host agreed that his fans would love it if he did.
The ‘Palmer’ Actor’s Wife Praised Him On Their 10th Marriage Anniversary
Timberlake has spent even more time with his wife, Jessica Biel than he has on DeGeneres’ show. The happy wife gushed about their marriage in celebration of their 10th anniversary.
As The Blast previously disclosed, Biel, who tied the knot with her spouse in 2012 after a one-year engagement and four years of dating, spoke about being her “happiest” in their union.
The mother of Timberlake’s two kids gushed, “I sometimes feel like ten years have just flown by in the blink of an eye, and other times I feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, ten years, that’s a really substantial amount of someone’s life.”
Biel admitted that she and her husband faced “ups and downs like everybody,” but she was still proud of her marriage as she is the “happiest and loving my life.”