We’re so happy for you, Rosie O’Donnell! In a new interview, the actress revealed she’s dating again — and this time with a much-younger woman! Radar Online reports that her girlfriend’s name is Elizabeth Rooney, and we must say, her new alleged lady is absolutely stunning!
“I am in love,” she said during a The Howard Stern Show interview on Monday, Nov. 6. Her new mystery woman is 22 years her junior. “It’s the first time I’ve dated someone younger than me and it’s a very trippy thing.” The two have been seen posing together all lovey-dovey on Elizabeth’s Instagram account, but Rosie has yet to confirm that Elizabeth is actually the girl she’s dating.
Despite their age difference, she couldn’t be happier. “I get along so well with her, it’s kind of fascinating,” the 55-year-old shared. “The one thing that she doesn’t know? [Barbra] Streisand. I made her watch Funny Girl. She’s like, ‘It was good.’ I’m like, ‘Come on!’”
Rosie has had quite the complex love life. She was married to Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell from 2004 until 2007. The former couple is parents to four children together: Parker, 22, Chelsea, 20, Blake, 17, and Vivienne, 14. The former The View host‘s relationship with her estranged daughter Chelsea has been on display for years.
Rosie and Michelle.
In 2012, Rosie remarried to Michelle Rounds, they adopted a now-four-year-old daughter Dakota, and the duo split in 2016. Michelle sadly committed suicide in September 2017. Rosie released a statement at the time of her passing: “I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife Krista, and their child.”
It’s evident Rosie has been through a lot, so she’s vowed to never walk down the aisle again. When asked if she’d get married for a third time she replied, “I will not, ever. I would rather stay in it for love and not deal with lawyers if god-forbid it doesn’t work out.” We’re just glad Rosie is happy in her new relationship — and we can’t wait to learn more about her new lady!