A proud mama! Rosie O’Donnell has given her five kids, Chelsea, Parker, Vivienne, Dakota and Blake, the world. Although they’ve had a few ups and downs over the years, Rosie will always be there if her children ever needed help.
In fact, the former View cohost remembers the moment she learned her daughter Dakota, who was born in January 2013, was diagnosed with autism. “The first day that I was in the meeting and they said, ‘No, she does have autism’… I got [a] slop sweat like William Hurt in Broadcast News. I was like dripping and my heart was going,” she recalled during a previous appearance on The Talk.
That experience made Rosie want to be an even better mom to Dakota, but sadly, it also made her panic attacks even worse. “It all revolves around trying to protect her from being vulnerable and knowing that there’s only so much that I can do as a mom,” she said.
However, the TV personality still cherishes every moment that she gets to spend with her child. Sometimes, Rosie would post photos of her and Dakota hanging out by the pool or playing games around the house on Instagram. But even though they’ve grown to have a great relationship, it took a little longer for the comedian to achieve that type of bond with her older daughter, Chelsea.
In 2015, Chelsea ran away from home at 17-years-old and blamed Rosie for kicking her out of the house. Then, in December 2018, she welcomed her first child — a daughter named Skylar Rose — with her ex-boyfriend Jacob Bourassa. But after Skylar’s arrival, things got better between Chelsea and her mother.
“We rebuild a lot of things, and we’re all proud of her — how she’s made success and loves this baby so much,” Rosie previously told In Touch Weekly about her relationship with Chelsea. “It’s kind of mellowed her out.”
Scroll below to see Rosie’s cutest photos with her five kids!
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