Rosie O’Donnell on Her Past BF and How Madonna Reacted! Plus, She Talks Presidential Election
Rosie O'Donnell recently made headlines on “Red Table Talk: The Estefans,” when she revealed a past relationship with a man when she was 28 years old.
“Extra's” Jenn Lahmers spoke with Rosie, who opened up further, revealing she is not in touch with her ex-boyfriend.
“No, actually we haven't seen each other in probably over a decade, but we were together for over a year, like two years. Right when I was doing 'A League of Their Own.'”
Rosie recalled a conversation with co-star Madonna during that period, saying, “I remember Madonna saying to me, 'You're dating a guy?'… Ha-ha, 'Yeah,' and she's like, 'Okay.'”
O'Donnell told Jenn it was the only time she'd had a relationship with a man, saying, “He was Irish Catholic, great guy, tall, from a big Irish Catholic family, and we really got along really well, but innately I'm a gay person and I knew that. I had been with women before him, but never a man.”
So what is Rosie's relationship status now? “I'm single. I'm not dating. I'm in the pandemic hold… Yes, I'm just like, 'Hold for the pandemic.'”
The longtime Trump critic is ready for one date: Election Day! “The best day of my life is going to be November 3 when they declare an overwhelming majority that Biden wins. That's going to be a very happy day in this house.”
O'Donnell is happy she can hold her annual Rosie's Theater Kids Gala virtually this year, saying, “The cast of 'Ain't Too Proud,' is going to perform… and our gala every year [raised] foundational money that we use to run the programs all year. So this year it's going to be a big challenge.”