Rosie O'Donnell says she was about to come out publicly as a lesbian a full decade before she actually did so in 2002.
The funny lady, who had just become a big star in the film A League of Their Own, was being interviewed in 1992 by a writer for Cosmopolitan when she was asked if she was a lesbian.
'He said, "Are you gay?" and I said yes,' O'Donnell said this week on Mondays With Marlo, a web series hosted by Marlo Thomas.
She said the magazine's legendary editor, the late Helen Gurley Brown, took out that section of the interview.