TV personality Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she’s ending her show in 2022, and some fans seem to believe that an interview with Dakota Johnson may have served as the moment where things went downhill for the daytime talk show host.

The 63-year-old explained that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has run its course and it’s now time to move on to something new, telling The Hollywood Reporter she was looking for a new challenge. 

"It's going to be really hard on the last day, but I also know it’s time," DeGeneres said. "When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore. I need something new to challenge me."

Since the news broke, the internet has resurfaced the somewhat awkward encounter between DeGeneres and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" star, which occurred in 2019, and many joked that it was the moment things starting going downhill for the show. 

The interview started off with DeGeneres stating she didn't believe she had been invited to Johnson's 30th birthday party.

“Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited. Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of [EXPLICIT] about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. I didn’t even know you liked me,” Johnson explained. 

To make matters even more uncomfortable, Johnson went on to state that Tig Notaro, who performed at the party, was her favorite comedian. 

Twitter users have been having a field day with this theory and aren’t holding back. 

The news of the show coming to an end also comes after declining ratings, which were the result of a toxic work environment on the set being exposed in 2020. The show lost sponsorships and advertisers as well. 

Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic