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Rosie O'Donnell: I've Been Engaged for Months

Originally posted 12/07/2011 08:30AM

Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds actually got engaged a couple of months ago. But nobody knew until Monday because O'Donnell admits she was uncomfortable officially announcing it on her talk show.

"Michelle said to me a few months ago, when we got engaged, she said, 'How come you didn't say it on your show?' And I was like, 'Honey, I don't know how.' I didn't know how to say it," O'Donnell, 50, revealed Tuesday on OWN's The Rosie Show.

This was a day after the engagement news leaked, when O'Donnell mentioned it during a break in taping and an audience member Tweeted it to the world.

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PHOTO: Michelle & Rosie Show Off Engagement Ring

UpdatePosted 12/06/2011 12:00PM

Michelle Rounds Shows Off Engagement Ring

Originally posted 12/06/2011 09:30AM

She put a ring on it – and what a ring it is!

Rosie O'Donnell posted a photo of the diamond engagement ring she gave to her girlfriend, Michelle Rounds, on Twitter Monday night.

The engagement of the actress and comedian, 49, was revealed Monday afternoon. Later in the day, in response to a congratulatory message from another Twitter user, O'Donnell posted the picture of Rounds, 40, wearing the ring, accompanied by the caption "so so so happy."

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Rosie O'Donnell Is Engaged!

UpdatePosted 12/05/2011 05:15PM

Rosie O'Donnell Is Engaged to Michelle Rounds

Originally posted 12/05/2011 03:30PM

Rosie O'Donnell has a lot to celebrate.

The TV star, 49, not only launched The Rosie Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network in October, but now she's preparing to say "I do" to girlfriend Michelle Rounds.

She broke the news to her audience Monday during a break set aside for commercials during the taping of her show in a Chicago studio. Her rep later confirmed it to PEOPLE.

On Friday, she posted a photo of Rounds on her Instagram page with the word "love." She also Tweeted a link – this time with the caption "happy – in love" – of her new fiancée the same day.

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PHOTO: Mariah Carey's Post-Baby Body – Minus 70 Lbs.! | Mariah Carey, Rosie O'Donnell

Mariah Carey: I Lost 70 Lbs. After Twins

Originally posted 11/08/2011 08:45PM

Mariah Carey wasn't shy about showing off her baby bump when she was pregnant with now-6-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon.

And now, she's positively ecstatic about unveiling her hot new post-baby body after losing, she says, a full 70 lbs.

On Tuesday's episode of The Rosie Show on OWN, Carey, 42, was lowered diva-style onto the stage riding on a crescent moon and wearing a skin-tight black mini-skirt and cleavage-baring leather jacket.

She then explained her new physique was courtesy of a strict diet and exercise – along with the loss of what she says is about 40 lbs. of water due to a difficult pregnancy.

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Rosie O'Donnell and New Girlfriend Bonded Over Dogs

Rosie O'Donnell and New Girlfriend Bonded Over Dogs

Originally posted 10/27/2011 05:30PM

Rosie O'Donnell has a dog to thank for her new relationship with girlfriend Michelle Rounds. A conversation about Rounds's Pomeranian is what first brought them together.

"When I met her she was in Starbucks holding the dog," O'Donnell, 49, said on Wednesday's The Rosie Show. "And I walked in and I thought she was like a 28-year-old heterosexual, and I thought, Oh, I'll just chat her up. And I was like, 'Oh, I'm trying to get one of those dogs for my daughter.' "

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Rosie O'Donnell and Girlfriend Celebrate New Show in Paris (in Chicago) | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell and Girlfriend Celebrate New Show in Paris (in Chicago)

Originally posted 10/11/2011 10:50AM

Where did Rosie O'Donnell and new girlfriend Michelle Rounds go to celebrate Rosie's new OWN show after its debut Tuesday night?


Not in France. In Chicago. The Paris Club.

The affectionate couple were spotted enjoying a three-plus hour meal at the Windy City hot spot's exclusive Salon Prive dining space.

The two were talking about how much they adored Rosie's first guest on the live show, Russell Brand, and reacting to the excitement about the positive audience feedback at Harpo Studios – where Oprah Winfrey made an appearance.

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Rosie O'Donnell: 'My Gaydar Was Way Off' with Michelle Rounds

Rosie O'Donnell: 'My Gaydar Was Way Off' with Michelle Rounds

Originally posted 10/10/2011 08:20AM

Rosie O'Donnell was attracted to Michelle Rounds the moment she saw her in a Starbucks this summer. But she never thought it would be reciprocated.

"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," O'Donnell, 49, tells ABC's Nightline in an interview airing Monday night.

She adds with a laugh: "My gaydar was way off!"

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Rosie O'Donnell: I'm in Love | Rosie O'Donnell

UpdatePosted 10/05/2011 08:40AM

Rosie O'Donnell: I'm in Love

Originally posted 10/05/2011 07:30AM

The Queen of Nice is back – and happier than ever.

Rosie O'Donnell will have the support of a new girlfriend as she returns to television with her new nightly talk show, The Rosie Show, which debuts on Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, Oct. 10.

"I did not expect it when I met her at Starbucks," O'Donnell, 49, tells PEOPLE of falling for I.T. headhunter Michelle Rounds, 40, whom she began dating a few months ago.

"She didn't look like any lesbian I'd ever met," says the talk show host. "But it's fun and very exciting."

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Who Is Rosie O'Donnell's New Girlfriend?

UpdatePosted 09/20/2011 11:00AM

Rosie O'Donnell Has a New Girlfriend

Originally posted 09/20/2011 09:30AM

Rosie O'Donnell has a new girlfriend – and they met at Starbucks!

O'Donnell, who returns to TV Oct. 10 with a new talk program, The Rosie Show, on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, introduced her new girlfriend Michelle Rounds Monday night at O'Donnell's annual Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York City.

"They met at a Starbucks a few months ago," a source tells PEOPLE. "They are adorable together and are very, very happy."

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5 Things to Know About Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Michelle Rounds

Michelle Rounds: Get to Know Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée

Originally posted 01/02/2011 04:30PM

Rosie O'Donnell met Michelle Rounds earlier this year and the pair were engaged within a matter of months. So who is the talk show queen's new fiancée?

1. She's got her own thing going on (and it's not showbiz).
Rounds, 40, is a recruiter for New-York based IT company Vertex Solutions Inc. and had an active career in the same arena before that. According to her LinkedIn profile, she graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz in 1993.

2. She loves coffee – or maybe it's a chai latte that drew her in.
Either way, she and O'Donnell first connected in a Starbucks over the summer.

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