One day after her 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, was found safe after being reported as missing, Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter to defend her family and parenting skills.
"No mom is perfect — we all do our best," the 53-year-old actress Tweeted on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 19.
"When someone u love is drowning in the rapids — u throw everything u can into the water — hoping they will grab on — stay afloat #believe," Rosie said in a subsequent message on the micro-blogging site.
no mom is perfect - we all do our best @LisaMarasco -— Rosie (@Rosie) August 19, 2015
no mom is perfect - we all do our best @LisaMarasco -
Earlier this week, the mom-of-five posted a message on her official website revealing Chelsea was missing. "Nyack, New York police authorities have been looking for [Chelsea] in the Rockland County area since Sunday, August 16. She was last seen Tuesday, August 11. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack," the message on Rosie's website began.
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"Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear. The dog is a 9 lbs brown and black terrier. Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention," the statement continued.
Rosie with Chelsea in May 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
On Wednesday, Rosie took to Twitter to announce Chelsea had been found and was safe in police custody. It is now believed the former The View star's daughter voluntarily ran away from home to visit friend Steven Sheerer — a 26-year-old convicted heroin dealer whom Chelsea met online — at his house in New Jersey.
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