Coronavirus: Ellen DeGeneres tells John Legend, Chrissy Teigen she wishes she had kids: 'I’m so bored'
With a lot of time left to kill, the TV show host is checking up on her famous friends and finding peace in the fact that they all are doing "nothing"
The tone of the season is social distancing and self-isolation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People all over the globe are cooped inside the confines of their homes and people are complaining about boredom and no one is safe, not even one of the most entertaining personalities on TV - Ellen DeGeneres.
On Wednesday, DeGeneres, 62, picked up the phone on some of her influential friends to kill some time— the videos of the funny interactions were shared on her social media page. She admits in the videos that she's home "bored" while practicing self-isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In one of the clips, she is seen lying upside down on her couch in comfortable pajamas and socks. Looking bored out of her wits, she rang up singer John Legend. “John!” DeGeneres mouthed excitedly. “Yeah! Who’s this?” Legend responded back amusingly, to which DeGeneres said: “It’s Ellen!”
After exchanging greetings, he put his wife, the equally entertaining Chrissy Teigen, on the phone. “Hey, Chrissy what’s going on?” Ellen said, to which Chrissy replied, “Nothing, just with the kids. 'Say hi Miles!'”
“Hi Miles,” DeGeneres said, adding wistfully, “I wish I had kids right now, I’m so bored.” Miles is Chrissy and John's year old son.
“Alright, well I just wanted to call and say hey,” Ellen said before hanging up.
Chrissy later shared the video on her Twitter with the caption, "Ellen does not know how to do nothing and it’s still pretty early in the isolation game @TheEllenShow"
Before calling the Legends, Ellen had reached out to Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel who like the TV show host were doing 'nothing'. “Alright, well I’ll talk to you later,” DeGeneres said. Timberlake ended the call telling Ellen to call him in an hour.
She also called up Adam Levine to wish him Happy Birthday. The 'Payphone' singer was doing his birthday right, spending time with his beautiful family.
In addition to checking up on her popular friends over the phone, Ellen also came up with a way to exercise her brain while staying at home. She brought out a 4000 piece complicated puzzle which on completion would look like a rendering of the painting "Galleria di vedute di Roma moderna" by Giovanni Pannini.
However, there were a lot of funny hurdles she experienced while trying to piece the puzzle together.
“Well, guess what? I attempted to do the puzzle — because when I set out to do something I finish it,” she said in a clip. “I counted the pieces — there’s only 3,999, there’s not 4,000 pieces. I don’t know about you, but when you get to the end of the puzzle and you feel so good and accomplished but then there’s one piece missing, it’s not fun. It’s not fair. So yeah, I’m not going to do it,” said a disappointed Ellen before dumping the puzzle back in the box.
In another clip, she confirms having found the 4000th piece miraculously but decides against doing it because she doesn't have a table big enough to complete the puzzle.
As of Wednesday, there's approximately 6000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.