According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are set to open a new vegan restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in LA's San Fernando Valley. Other investors include Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and businessman Steve Bing.
This venture comes on the heels of Ellen's recently launched blog, Going Vegan With Ellen. On her site, the animal lover mentions other famous vegans such as Bill Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Mike Tyson, Russell Simmons, Woody Harrelson, and Alicia Silverstone -- all of whom we're betting will become regulars at the new cruelty-free hotspot.
The new eatery even has a tie to that other talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. Perhaps you recall Oprah's 21-day vegan cleanse -- the one that transformed HARPO Studios? Or the time Steve Wynn added vegan options to all the menus at The Encore and Wynn Hotels in Las Vegas? Well, the mastermind behind those dietary adventures was none-other-than Tal Ronnen, who also catered Ellen & Portia's 2008 wedding. Ronnen will design the upcoming establishment's vegan menu.
Ellen and Portia are not just keeping up with trends. They participate in a genuinely vegan lifestyle that includes spending time at the Gentle Barn where they adopted a cow named Holy. Ellen has also worked with Animal Acres, a local farm animal sanctuary.
We've included a video of the couple's trip to the Gentle Barn. WATCH:
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