• ROSIE & MICHELLE photo | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

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Published: Tuesday November 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST



Before her health scare, Rosie O'Donnell, 50, and fiancée Michelle Rounds rearranged their wedding plans after Rounds's sudden diagnosis of desmoid tumors, a rare disease affecting three out of every million people. "We married in private before [Michelle's] surgery, just the [two] of us," O'Donnell wrote about their private June 9 ceremony in New York. "When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish."