Elizabeth Rooney: Engaged to Rosie O’Donnell!
Rosie O’Donnell is ready to walk down the aisle again.
The long-time comedian confirmed on Monday that she’s engaged to Elizabeth Rooney.
Speaking to People Magazine at the 15th-anniversary celebration of her organization, Rosie’s Theater Kids, in New York City, O’Donnell explained that the couple is very happy about its arrangement…
… but may not get married any time too soon.
“This is a long time in the future. We both decided that that would be best,” O’Donnell told this publication.
Describing Rooney, who is only 33 years old, as a “wonderful woman,” the former talk show host revealed the pair has been dating from two different cities since they went public in November 2017.
They’ve managed to make the long distance set-up work, however.
“She lives in Boston now and I live here in New York. It’s been a long-distance thing,” Rosie said, adding:
It’s been great. I think she’s a wonderful woman.”
Rooney is actually an Army veteran and was also an undefeated boxer during her time of service.
“She’s very much an equal, she’s very much her own person and loves what she does. She’s a pretty unbelievable young woman,” O’Donnell gushed about her fiancee.
What about the 23-year old age difference between the betrothed couple?
What about it?!?
Rosie simply joked to People:https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2017/09/michelle-rounds-dead-of-apparent-suicide-ex-wife-of-rosie-odonne/
“I keep telling her I’m too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care.
“She’s like, ‘I was in the Army! I put my life on the line every day you think I don’t know who I want to date?’ I’m like, ‘Alright I guess that’s true.’
“She has a lot of good points.”
Of course, things get a little bit awkward when folks mistake Rooney for Rosie’s 20-year old daughter, Chelsea, who is pregnant.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh my god, Chelsea looks so great.’ I’m like, ‘That’s not Chelsea.’ That’s my soon-to-be spouse,” Rosie said.
“It’s a little tricky. In the airport people say, ‘Rosie, can I have a picture of you and your daughter?’ She doesn’t seem to think it’s an issue at all.
“Nobody ever does, but I do sometimes. I was already on Star Search by the time you were born.”
Rosie was previously married to Michelle Rounds.
She tragically died of apparent suicide in September of 2017 at age 46. They share one daughter, a five-year old named Dakota.
O’Donnell also has four kids — son Parker, 23, son Blake, 18, and daughter Vivienne, 15, and 21-year-old estranged daughter Chelsea — with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell.