Rosie O’Donnell Splits with Wife, Exits ‘The View’ to Concentrate on Her Family
TV personality Rosie O'Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds have decided to call it quits after living apart for months. In addition, O'Donnell has made the decision to leave “The View” so she can focus on her children.
O'Donnell's rep confirmed the news on Friday to Page Six, saying in a statement, “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave 'The View.' Next week will be her last.”
ABC said in a statement about O'Donnell's departure, “Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us she wanted to exit 'The View,' we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first. We're delighted she's still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on 'The Fosters,' and we know she'll return to 'The View' often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.”
O'Donnell and Rounds were married in June 2012 and adopted a baby girl, Dakota in 2013. Rosie has four other older kids.