Rosie O’Donnell Quits The View And Splits With Wife Michelle Rounds
Rosie O’Donnell has both quit The View and split with her wife Michelle Rounds, Gossip Cop has learned. “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November,” her rep said in a statement. O’Donnell’s decision to leave her co-hosting job stems from her desire to spend more time with her family.
Her spokesperson noted, “Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave ‘The View.’ Next week will be her last.” It seems, however, that ABC has left the door open for O’Donnell to return to co-host occasionally.
The TV talk show host, who suffered a heart attack a few years ago, made no mention on social media of her marital split or decision to quit “The View.” She last tweeted in the middle of the day on Friday, “1 in 3 women will die of heart disease & stroke. Join @GoRedForWomen for #NationalWearRedDay; share your #GoRedSelfie.”
O’Donnell and Rounds secretly in New York in June 2012, not long after Rounds was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor, a rare disease for which she needed immediate surgery. The couple adopted a baby girl named Dakota the following year. What do you think about this news of O’Donnell’s breakup with Rounds and leaving “The View”?