Rosie confirms that their relationship is on the rocks.
Rosie O'Donnell confirmed to USA Today that her relationship with her wife of five years, Kelli, is on the rocks and they may break up. "Kelli and I love each other very much and we are working on our issues. Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever," Rosie said on Tuesday. They have four children.
Rosie and Kelli, a former Nickelodeon executive, have been together since 1997, and their relationship has been marked several times over the years by rumors of a split. Back in 2003, The National Enquirer reported the Kelli left Rosie after a fight, taking their four-month-old daughter, Vivienne, with her. Rosie threatened to sue if the Enquirer did not print a retraction. The same tabloid reported over the summer that Kelli had moved out of the family's Nyack, New York, home, and again Rosie denied the report.
"We're a family, we remain a family and we're working on the issues," Rosie told USA Today. "We're still both raising [the kids] together. We will both continue to parent them and we're friendly and everything's all right." How To Minimize Kids' Anxiety During A Divorce
As far as famous people's divorces go, this one makes us sad, but not disgusted. Unlike—oh, shall we pick a few?—Jon and Kate, Eddie Cibrian and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Usher and Tameka Raymond, and any number of other famous, fracturing couples, Kelli and Rosie have been handling their marital problems with discretion and the well-being of their children in mind. We hope they manage to work out what's wrong.
Via USA Today. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.