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Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Diagnosed with Rare Disease | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancée Diagnosed with Rare Disease

Originally posted 08/03/2012 04:05PM

Rosie O'Donnell is known for cracking jokes, but the latest turn of events in her life is no laughing matter.

The funny lady, 50, announced on her blog Friday that her fiancée Michelle Rounds has been diagnosed with a rare disease.

"Again and again, her pain grew worse," O'Donnell writes. "It seemed impossible. No one knew what was wrong. Life changes in an instant."

The couple went through a "maze of medical mystery," according to the blog post, until Rounds was eventually diagnosed with desmoid tumors. O'Donnell calls it a "beyond rare" disease that isn't cancer but "acts cancerous" and only affects three out of every million people.

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Rosie O'Donnell Turns 50 and Parties with Mike Tyson!

Rosie O'Donnell Turns 50 and Parties with Mike Tyson!

Originally posted 03/20/2012 04:40PM

Oprah Winfrey's cancelation of Rosie O'Donnell's OWN Network show last week didn't rain on the parade of O'Donnell's 50th birthday bash. If anything, it provided reason to amp up Monday night's celebrating.

Arriving with her fiancée Michelle Rounds at the Paris Club's sexy upstairs lounge Studio Paris in Chicago – festooned in yellows and blues with lots of chandeliers – the birthday girl kicked things off by addressing her show's recent demise and encouraging her production team and other attendees to have a great time.

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Chelsea Handler Discusses Having an Abortion at 16 | Chelsea Handler, Rosie O'Donnell

Chelsea Handler Discusses Having an Abortion at 16

Originally posted 02/10/2012 11:20AM

Chelsea Handler is used to making people laugh on her evening talk show and new sitcom, Are You There, Chelsea?, but the comedian turned serious this week, opening up about the abortion she had at age 16.

"I was so delusional," Handler, 36, recalled during an interview on The Rosie Show earlier this week. "I was like, I'm ready for a baby."

But while Handler was enthused about the idea of becoming a teen mom, it was actually her parents who convinced her to abort the pregnancy, she told Rosie O'Donnell.

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Rosie O'Donnell: Early Heartbreak Helped Me Find Real Love | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell: Early Heartbreak Helped Me Find Real Love

Originally posted 01/17/2012 05:15PM

Rosie O'Donnell is happily engaged to Michelle Rounds, but she says a bad breakup helped her on the road to real love.

"I was properly in love I'd say three times," O'Donnell tells Piers Morgan on his show airing Tuesday night. The comedian says that her earliest true love, with a woman O'Donnell does not name, was painful but necessary.

"You have one relationship in your life that's kind of crazy and out of control a little bit and that usually doesn't last very long but takes you into the deep water," she says.

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Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Have a Rockin' Date Night in Miami | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Have a Rockin' Date Night in Miami

Originally posted 01/04/2012 06:00AM

Rosie O'Donnell and fiancée Michelle Rounds cozied up over the weekend in Miami, where the TV host-comedian has a house. The couple enjoyed a date night at Japanese restaurant Zuma, and O'Donnell later took to Twitter to proclaim how delicious her evening really was.

"The food was out of this world – and we had a blast – date night rocks," O'Donnell Tweeted after their meal together.

On the menu for the two, who were secretly engaged earlier this fall: Alaskan king crab, pork belly skewers and Wagyu beef. For dessert, they ordered a yuzu keylime pie.

"They looked so cute together, talking and laughing," a source tells us, adding that the couple "radiated happiness."

Adds the source: "And Michelle's ring is beautiful."
– Linda Marx

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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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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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