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CLAIM: Rosie O’Donnell Outed New Girlfriend to Parents

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By Michael Lewittes

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There are a couple of people who are less than thrilled about Rosie O’Donnell‘s new relationship with 40-year-old Michelle Rounds, reports the New York Daily News.

According to the paper, picking up on a piece in this week’s National Enquirer, Rounds’ parents did not know she was gay until O’Donnell told the media they were dating.

Rounds’ father Roger supposedly tells the tabloid, “It totally hit us out of left field. We only found about Michelle liking girls when all this came out about them a few weeks ago.”

“This has been a painful experience for me and my wife,” he allegedly confesses to the mag, explaining, “We’d always held out hope that Michelle would eventually find a nice guy to marry, settle down and have kids. And now this – it’s pretty shocking stuff for us to digest.”

However, despite what Rounds’ dad may have told the Enquirer, her parents were well aware of her sexual orientation long before O’Donnell came into the picture.

“Michelle came out when she was 27,” a rep for O’Donnell tells Gossip Cop.

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