Rosie O’Donnell Sold Miami Home Because of “Crass” Real Housewives Neighbors?

Truth rating: 0
(Getty Images)

By Shari Weiss

(Getty Images)

“Rosie Flees Crazy ‘Housewives’ Neighbors,” blares the headline of a National Enquirer story, which claims “Real Housewives of Miami” stars “drove Rosie O’Donnell right out of her ritzy neighborhood” in Miami. The supermarket tabloid alleges that O’Donnell “couldn’t stand living near Lisa Hochstein and her plastic surgeon husband Dr. Lenny ‘Boob God’ Hochstein on exclusive Star Island, so she sold her home of 18 years for a whopping $16.5 million.”

“Rosie thinks the Hochsteins are crass and totally classless, and all the nosy fans and camera crews that come with being a ‘Housewife’ were driving her nuts,” an “insider” tells the Enquirer. The supposed source goes on, “She loved Star Island and many of her neighbors. She really thought she would grow old there. But because of Lisa and her husband, she decided to sell her home.”

“Rosie thought about organizing the community to pressure the neighbors from hell to move,” adds the Enquirer tipster. “But with a new wife and baby, she decided to take the high road and simply find a new home.”

Enough. Here’s what’s true about the Enquirer’s tale: O’Donnell has purchased a new home with her wife Michelle in Miami. Here’s what’s not true: Everything else. A rep for O’Donnell tells Gossip Cop there’s “no truth” to claims that the move has anything to do with the Hochsteins or “Real Housewives.”

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue