Comedian and former The View cohost Rosie O’Donnell became a grandmother for the first time after her daughter Chelsea gave birth on December, 19. Chelsea and her boyfriend, Jacob Bourassa, had a baby girl who they named Skylar Rose. The TV personality was of course pretty excited about the new addition, as she took to Twitter to share a photo of her first grandchild. So now, it’s only right we take this chance to let you all know that Chelsea isn’t Rosie’s only child — in fact, she has five kids. We bet you didn’t know that!
Rosie has been married twice in the past. She was first hitched to Kelli Carpenter, a marriage that started and was annulled by a California court in 2004 — although the pair had known each other for 10 years beforehand. The pair separated in 2007. A few years later, the Now and Then costar tied the knot with Michelle Rounds. This marriage lasted from 2012 to 2015. Two years after their divorce, Michelle tragically took her own life. However, through those two relationships, Rosie has been fortunate enough to welcome five kids. And while she’s all about being a mother, she is head over heels about finally being a grandmother.
“It was something really beautiful. It’s very trite, but it’s what everyone says — when you’re a grandparent, it’s like [having] a baby times a million. And that’s what it felt like,” Rosie once gushed during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. While Rosie arrived a little too late to see Skylar’s birth, she told the funny host that she was “there right after.”
This isn’t the first time that Rosie has gushed about having a grandchild. While attending opening night for The Sound Inside on Broadway in New York City on October 17, she revealed exactly how the little one makes her feel. “Oh wow, just to see that little girl with my little girl’s face is pretty overwhelming,” she exclusively shared with Closer Weekly, before adding that it “throws me back 22 years.” So sweet!
Scroll on down to learn about Rosie’s five wonderful children and her first grandchild!
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