Tragic Details About Rosie O’Donnell

Tragic Details About Rosie O’Donnell


Although Rosie O’Donnell is known for making
millions of people laugh, she’s also experienced more hardships throughout her life than most
people. Here’s a look at some of her deepest and most
upsetting tragedies, beginning with one that happened when she was just a little girl. When O’Donnell was just 10 years old, she
lost her mother Roseann O’Donnell to breast cancer, leaving Rosie and her four siblings
in the care of their father, Edward Joseph O’Donnell. In interviews, Rosie has described her dad
as a deeply troubled man. “He had a very tough childhood, an alcoholic,
abusive father and never really got the help that I think every person needs when they
have lived through that as a child.” Rosie has struggled to maintain a relationship
with her father in the decades after her mother’s death. She has described some of his actions as “unforgivable,”
though she has forced herself to come to terms with her past. “You get to be 50 years old, you can’t still
be angry at what your father did in 1970. You have to work it out yourself and then
find a place for it in your own life and not rehash it forever.” Like his wife, Edward O’Donnell also died
of cancer. He passed away in August 2015 at the age of
81. Over the years, Rosie O’Donnell has struggled
to maintain a relationship with her adopted daughter Chelsea. Drama erupted in August 2015 when O’Donnell
revealed on Twitter that Chelsea had been missing for days. Hours later, Chelsea was found safe in New
York, though it was later reported that she’d been hanging out with a heroin dealer she
had met on Tinder. Although mother and daughter briefly reconciled
in 2016, Chelsea has accused her mom of everything from smoking weed to threatening to hit her
with a wine bottle. Chelsea told the Daily Mail that she secretly
married her boyfriend Nick Alliegro in 2015 after discovering that she was pregnant. When the couple suffered a miscarriage, Alliegro
claimed, “I told Rosie about the miscarriage but she
never seemed to care or even asked any questions, like it didn’t matter to her.” In 2017, a 20-year-old Chelsea told the Daily
Mail that she was pregnant again, adding, “It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward
to it. But Rosie will not be in my child’s life – and
no, I do not feel sad about that to be honest.” However, things had changed by September 2018,
when O’Donnell opened up to People Magazine about the rough times she’d been through with
Chelsea, saying, “She’s doing better now and we’re both
communicating with each other.” Perhaps that’s perhaps why when Chelsea welcomed
a baby girl into the world that December, “Nana” was there to meet the little one. “What’s it like holding your grandchild?” “It was really trippy, I have to say. First of all, she has a full head of black
hair, like a full, like you could do styles with it.” O’Donnell has been open about her battle with
depression for many years. In 2007, she revealed on The View that she
began taking medication to combat her depression following the tragic attack on Columbine High
School in 1999. As she put it, “I couldn’t stop crying. I stayed in my room. The lights were off. I couldn’t get out of bed, and that’s when
I started taking medication.” O’Donnell has also treated her depression
with yoga and inversion therapy, but she’s credited the anti-depressants with saving
her life. She’s continued to be open about her struggles
with mental illness in recent years, including a stand-up gig in 2015 while discussing her
relationship with her daughter Chelsea. She also wrote on her blog in October 2016
that the presidential campaign had done a number on her state of mind, leading her to
exhibit clear signs of depression. “She was just like in bed, sleeping all day.” O’Donnell joined Barbara Walters on The View
from 2006 to 2007, but the two women famously butted heads during their time together on
the popular daytime show. According to the book Ladies Who Punch: The
Explosive Inside Story of The View, O’Donnell apparently “lost it” during an argument with
Walters in January 2007, when O’Donnell felt like her co-host wasn’t supporting her during
her feud with Donald Trump. O’Donnell admitted, “I definitely yelled. I said how disappointed I was and how shocked
and hurt I was that she wouldn’t stand up for me. I felt very betrayed about her going behind
my back and speaking to Donald Trump in Trumpian language. I said something about her daughter, which
I should not have said. But I did.” Things were so bad between the two that Walters
reportedly refused to return to her hosting duties if O’Donnell was allowed to continue
on with the show. In the end, O’Donnell was indeed let go. She was later given another shot at co-hosting
The View in 2014, but that stint was similarly short, as she only lasted until 2015. In September 2017, it was reported that O’Donnell’s
ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, had died, apparently having taken her own life. In a statement, O’Donnell said, “I am saddened to hear about this terrible
tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting
many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s
family, her wife and their child.” O’Donnell’s relationship with Rounds had been
fraught for many years. She filed for divorce from Rounds in February
2015. This sparked a nasty custody battle over their
adopted daughter, Dakota, which wasn’t settled until March 2016. During this dispute, in September 2015, Rounds
reportedly attempted to take her own life by overdosing on pills. Paramedics were able to reach her in time
with the help of O’Donnell, who reportedly kept Rounds on the phone while EMT services
were on their way. If you or someone you know is having suicidal
thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or text
HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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  1. I saw Rosie live once at a True Colors benefit in Berkeley and she's one of the most funny musical family oriented political but truly interesting woman I've ever seen. I respect her and pray for her happiness.

  2. Me I should really start studying for my final

    Nicki: Uploads another video

    Me: Nvm. It can wait. ???

  3. Yeah I've been through a lot. Everyone has because any struggles they've had are personalized. Some worse, some handled better some worse but staying in bed over a presidential election is pathetic and me me me attention seeking excuse. Get over yourself. We're not all rich.

  4. I am besided myself that Ellen who recieved support from Rosie on her talk show but has not received the same from Ellen.

  5. So what, a lot of us have had trouble lives worst then Rosie’s. She can take her money and go to therapy which a lot of us with worst troubled lives can’t do.

  6. Odonnell is a leftist nut job, as most leftist have mental issue since they internalize every emotion and HATE seems to always be at the forefront.

  7. Oh its terrible that poor rosie had it so hard like nobody else's families had problems enjoy your money and get some help or maybe get a regular job just as maybe a hobby

  8. Not to discount Rosie's problems however it sounds like her daughter has issues also. If her daughter is hanging out with drug dealers she has problems. Both having problems can cause lack of loving understanding and compassion. Rosie musr have done something right if she allowed her to see her grand daughter. Always loved Rosie.

  9. i remember o donell from high school she used to suck watermelons ? through straws she would line them up and bang bang bang what a pro

  10. When you let hate consume you.
    She is her own worst enemy. She needs to apologize to a lot of people, forgive them and forgive herself.
    She is talented, will give her props for that.

  11. Still waiting for her to leave the U.S. When she said she was moving out of the U.S. if Trump was elected President. Hey Rosie, you need a ride to the bus station and bus fair. I’ll be happy to give you both.

  12. I quit liking her when I found out she was abusive to her staff. I used to really LOVE her talk show. You can really tell what kind of person someone is by how they treat people.

  13. The only thing that this sick Rosie O"Donnell has ever accomplished during her life is that she holds the Guinness Book of the World's Record for eating the most McDonald's Bigfoot Sandwiches.

  14. Rosie O'Donnell needs to move in to a hospital or asylum to be taken care of by caring compassionate professionals experienced with people suffering from substance abuse, mental illness and criminal insanity 🙂 She needs to be fffffffaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmeeed out! 🙂

  15. Thar she blows… cry me a River Rosie.

    A lot of people had bad experiences growing up— some really bad and yet they turn out to be decent human beings. This one ? likes playing the victim —a little too much.

  16. My experience with the gay and lesbian community has mad me come to one conclusion:  They all seem to have mental issues. Just sayin

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