Michelle Rounds and Rosie O’Donnell have split up and Rosie has confirmed that she is leaving The View to concentrate on her family.
Michelle Rounds and Rosie O’Donnell separated in November of last year after only two years of marriage.
Rosie’s publicist said in a statement, “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. 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.”
Rosie will be a big loss to the show. Although she just returned six months ago after a seven year absence, she brought a lot to the table.
A statement from ABC read, “Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us that she wanted to exit The View, we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first.”
The statement added, “We’re delighted she’s still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on The Fosters. And we know she’ll return to The View often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.”
Michelle Rounds and Rosie O’Donnell adopted a baby girl, Dakota, together in 2013. Rosie has an adopted son, Parker, and three children that she shares with her first wife, Kelli Carpenter.
Are you sad to see Rosie leave The View? What do you think happened in her short-lived marriage to Michelle Rounds?