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. Divorce Mediation: Is It Right for You?
"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.