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February 28, 2015

The former couple has been living apart since November

Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds are making their separation, made public just three weeks ago, a permanent one.

O'Donnell filed for divorce on Friday in Manhattan State Supreme Court from her wife of less than three years. She cited 'an irretrievably broken relationship' as the grounds.

The couple, who have a two year old daughter, have a prenuptial agreement, according to

February 14, 2015

'We're living separately and we're figuring out how that feels and trying to deal with all the emotions that come with that'

Rosie O'Donnell had very little to say about her personal life during her last day on The View this week but she opened up on The Dr. Oz Show Friday (13 February).

O'Donnell, who survived a near-fatal heart attack in 2012, has been dealing with the stress of working on a high-pressure daily show and a crumbling marriage.

'I'm doing everything that I can to take care myself, and I think Michelle is doing the same thing,' O'Donnell said of wife Michelle Rounds who she married in 2012.

The couple, who have a child together, split in November.

February 9, 2015

Despite urging by her co-hosts, she didn't want to discuss leaving The View on Monday's show

Viewers who had learned over the weekend that Rosie 'Donnell was leaving The View were surprised when she did not discuss her departure on Monday's show.

She said in a YouTube video posted after the show that she doesn't plan to discuss it on Tuesday either and that her final day as full-time co-host will be on Thursday.

O'Donnell said her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace had wanted her to discuss her leaving but it was her choice not to.

February 9, 2015

But co-host cited health concerns during weekend appearance at film festival

Rosie O'Donnell returned to ABC's The View on Monday without mentioning that this is expected to be her final week as a regular co-host.

News of O'Donnell's impending departure broke late Friday when her rep and ABC both confirmed that she would be leaving the show to focus on her family. It was also confirmed that O'Donnell had split from wife Michelle Rounds.

O'Donnell was given an opening to address the developments when moderator Whoopi Goldberg noted that she had had a big weekend.

February 7, 2015

Rep states: 'This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first'

Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View next week.

Her departure comes less that six months after rejoining the ABC daytime talk show which she moderated during the 2006-07 season.

This development comes at the same time as an announcement that O'Donnell has split from wife Michelle Rounds.

The mother of five children wants off the morning grind to focus on her family.

January 9, 2013

Child is the fifth for O'Donnell, the first for Michelle Rounds

After a 2012 that had them both dealing with serious health issues, Rosie O'Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds have started 2013 with some good news: a newborn baby.

The couple announced via Twitter on Wednesday (9 January) that they are parents: 'we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN.'

Dakota was born last Saturday (5 January) weighing in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. O'Donnell's spokesperson says 'Moms and baby are happy and healthy.'

November 7, 2012

Tweets photo from set Canadian series Bomb Girls

Rosie O'Donnell is back to work following a bad stretch that included a heart attack, wife Michelle Rounds bout with a rare disease and severe damage to her New York home from Hurricane Sandy.

The star tweeted a photo of herself, in costume, from the Toronto set of Bomb Girls on Wednesday (7 November). The television series is about women working in factories during the Second World War.

October 26, 2012

Says not seeking immediate medical help was 'stupidest' decision of her life

Rosie O'Donnell says the 'stupidest' decision she ever made in her life was not calling for emergency help when she feared she might be having a heart attack last August.

It turns out she was having one - the kind that usually kills people. Somehow she survived despite an artery being 99 percent blocked.

August 27, 2012

TV personality wed Michelle Rounds back in June

Rosie O'Donnell is a married woman.

The actress and talk show host revealed Monday (27 August) that she and Michelle Rounds were secretly wed back in June before Rounds underwent surgery for desmoid tumors which is a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people.

'We married in private before [Michelle's] surgery, just the [two] of us,' O'Donnell writes on her blog. 'When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish.'

July 17, 2012

Four bedroom apartment  in NYC was once St. Vincent’s Hospital

When Rosie O'Donnell signed on to do a nightly talk show of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) last year, she relocated to Chicago where the show was taped and bought a Lakeview home for $2.5 million.

But unlike her previous television successes, The Rosie Show was canceled earlier this year after just six months on the air and Rosie headed back home to her native New York.

February 9, 2012

Radio host speaks out against bullying and weighs in on Ellen and Rosie

American radio personality Howard Stern may be better known as a 'shock jock' for his outspoken ways and on-air antics, but he showed a surprisingly sensitive side this week when it comes to gays.

January 19, 2012

Talk show host calls field of presidential hopefuls 'a sad lot of contenders'

Rosie O'Donnell had vowed to not get political on her new talk show.

But that changed when she saw an anti-gay television ad featuring GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry shortly after she became engaged to Michelle Rounds,  O'Donnell told Piers Morgan on his CNN show this week.

December 16, 2011

Rosie O'Donnell vows to speak out against it comes to speaking out against what she perceives as homophobia in American culture.

When Rosie O'Donnell famously feuded with Donald Trump during her year spent as moderator on ABC's The View, ratings soared.

As ratings for her new The Rosie Show on The Oprah Winfrey Network [OWN] struggle, O'Donnell has reignited the feud with Trump - who is fighting back - and also taken on David Letterman for making what she called a 'dyke' joke.

December 9, 2011

Rosie O'Donnell accuses David Leterman of being 'anti-gay' and 'anti-tow truck driver'

Rosie O'Donnell is accusing fellow talk show host David Letterman of being 'anti-gay' and 'anti-tow truck driver' in her latest high-profile television feud.

O'Donnell is offended by a joke Letterman made about her and fiancee Michelle Rounds during a monologue on CBS's The Late Show earlier this week.

Said Letterman: 'The woman she is marrying, her fiancee, was driving…and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.'

December 8, 2011

Rosie O'Donnell didn't plan for the whole world to find out about her plans to marry

Rosie O'Donnell's plans to marry Michelle Rounds just became public but the couple has actually already been engaged for months.

While O'Donnell was not yet planning to make any kind of public announcement, the television personality herself is responsible for the news getting out anyway. 

During a commercial break of a taping of The Rosie Show, her nightly cable talk show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, O'Donnell shared the news with guest RuPaul.