Rosie O'Donnell Engaged to Michelle Rounds
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds are ready to tie the knot.
The talk show maven, who currently appears on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, reportedly announced to her studio audience on Monday that she and girlfriend Rounds had become engaged. A rep for O’Donnell confirms the news to The Hollywood Reporter, though a date has yet to be set.
The couple went public with their romance in September on the red carpet for the Building Dreams for Kids Gala in New York City. O’Donnell, who has four children with ex-girlfriend Kelli Carpenter, currently splits her time between New York and Chicago, where The Rosie Show is taped.
In an October appearance on ABC’s Nightline, O’Donnell, 49, joked that her “gadar was way off!” when she met Rounds, an IT company headhunter, in a Starbucks.
“I thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that’s what she looked like to me. And she’s a 40-year-old gay woman,” she said. “I think if I had known that she was gay, I wouldn’t have been brave enough to talk to her.”
On Friday, O'Donnell tweeted a photo of Rounds wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring. The caption read, "Love." On Monday, she followed up with a clear image of the ring, writing, "so so so happy."