Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has revealed that she wed girlfriend Michelle Rounds earlier this summer in a secret ceremony.
Rosie and Rounds tied the knot in a private ceremony in New York on June 9, just days before Michelle's June 14 surgery to remove Desmoid tumors.
Both women recently suffered medical setbacks and had originally agreed to postpone the nuptials until next summer. Two weeks ago, Rosie suffered a heart attack. Rounds' Desmoid tumors were described by Rosie as “a mysterious, rare – too often fatal disease that affects 3 in a million people.”
In a new blog post, Rosie wrote, “We were to wed 10 days ago but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding, luckily, as i was in ICU that day, when it rains … things grow like love and flowers, humans too.”
She added, “We married in private before her surgery just the 2 of us. When we r both well enough [we] will have the wedding of r dreams, surrounded by those we cherish.”
In the meantime, Rosie is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. She is selling her original paintings on ebay and matching the sale price with a donation of her own. All proceeds will benefit DTRF.org.