"I think the issue, there's not really an issue, but I think Hailey still has some things she wants to accomplish as a woman," he said. "And I think she just wants to, I think she just is not ready yet, and I think that's okay."
The backlash to this interrogation was swift, with people calling it “seriously uncomfortable” and “cringe”.
“There's more to being married or in a long term relationship than having babies. Stop asking!” one person wrote on Twitter.
“No other talk show host is as rude and invasive as Ellen,” another person said.
Questions about children should not be casually thrown around for multiple reasons: it’s highly personal, for one, and it implies that having children is some kind of be-all end-all for women. And after a similar cringeworthy interview with Mariah Carey earlier this year, you’d think Ellen might have learned her lesson by now...