Rosie O'Donnell announces engagement

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married, a representative for the actress confirmed Tuesday to CNN....

Posted: Oct 24, 2018 5:16 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 5:16 AM

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married, a representative for the actress confirmed Tuesday to CNN.

O'Donnell publicly announced her engagement to her girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney, on Monday evening in an interview with People Magazine.

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The wedding is "a long time in the future," O'Donnell said. "We both decided that that would be best."

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The couple have been dating long distance since they began their relationship last year.

Rooney took to Instagram Monday night to post a photo of her engagement ring with the caption, "Y E S," alongside heart and ring emoji.

"She lives in Boston now, and I live here in New York. It's been a long-distance thing. It's been great," O'Donnell said, adding, "I think she's a wonderful woman."

O'Donnell most previously was married to Michelle Rounds, who died last year. O'Donnell has five children, Parker, 23, Blake, 18, Vivienne, 15, Chelsea, 21, and Dakota, 5.

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