is about to celebrate a big birthday: On January 26, the talk-show host will celebrate turning 60 years old. And, for some reason, that fact surprised the entire Internet this week.
DeGeneres noted on her Twitter account that she was about to celebrate a hallmark birthday:
The reactions were mostly of shock and disbelief. Mostly people commented that she has aged very well, and looks far younger than 60, which is definitely true. There's nothing wrong with looking your age, but DeGeneres projects a youthful sense of fun and playfulness that shines through. If we all started every workday dancing, we'd all be better off.
Other fans note that they feel like she's been a part of their lives forever, and has a sort of ageless quality to her because of that. Part of the shock might be DeGeneres' longevity in the entertainment world. After all, when your favorite stars get older, that means you're getting older, too! And that can be hard to believe.
DeGeneres has opened up about aging in her campaign for CoverGirl. "Nothing makes you look younger than a smile, and being happy," she said. "If you look at babies, they're always smiling and laughing, and their skin is flawless."
Because we're not all blessed with the skin, and sense of humor, that she is, we may be left to other alternatives to staying youthful. So if DeGeneres decides to launch an anti-wrinkle skincare line, it would sell out in seconds.