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Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds

Talk Show Host Falls in Love Again


Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell

Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell

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Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds: How Did They Meet?

Michelle Rounds is a New York City based head hunter. Rosie O'Donnell met her at a New York City Starbucks coffee shop.


Rosie O'Donnell was previously married to Kelli Carpenter. The two split up in 2009.


Rosie O'Donnell has four children with her ex Kelli Carpenter. The two share custody.

Michelle's Illness

Rosie O'Donnell confirmed via her blog that Michelle has been diagnosed with a rare condition called desmoid tumors. Michelle started having pain on a trip the couple took to California in Spring 2012. It took months to finally get a diagnosis for her disease. The couple have put off their marriage until June 2013

Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds Love Quotes

Rosie admitted her gaydar was off when she met Rounds, "I thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that's what she looked like to me. And she's a 40-year-old gay woman."

She went on, "I think if I had known that she was gay, I wouldn't have been brave enough to talk to her. She’s very beautiful, it’s very strange. And she’s really lovely… we laugh a lot."

Rosie told US magazine, "She's so unbelievably connected and refined," the comic said Tuesday. "I so love her embracing her femininity in a real feminist manner. To be able to be a lesbian, feminine, feminist is pretty sexy."

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