Rosie O & # 39; Donnell is engaged!
After showing shyly about her relationship with Elizabeth Rooney recently, the 56-year-old star confirmed her commitment to PEOPLE on Monday. However, she revealed that the date of her wedding can be a long way from now.
"This is a lot of time in the future. We both decided that that would be the best, "said O & # 39; Nonnell at the celebration of the 15th anniversary of their organization, Rosie's Theater Kids, in New York City.
Describing Rooney, 33, as a "wonderful woman", the first Watch The co-host revealed that the couple has been dating from two different cities since it went public in November 2017.
"She lives in Boston now and I live here in New York. It has been a long distance thing. It has been great. I think she's a wonderful woman, "said O'Donnell, who praised Rooney proudly for being an army veteran and an undefeated boxer during his service.
"She is very similar, she is her own person and she loves what she does, she is a very incredible young woman," she added.
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O & # 39; Donnell also joked about the couple's 23-year gap.
"I keep telling her that I'm too old for her, but she does not seem to care," she said. "She's like, I was in the army!" I put my life in danger every day, do you think I do not know who I want to have an appointment with? "I like it," Well, I guess that's true "He has many positive points."
In addition, many fans confuse Rooney with O & # 39; Donnell's 20-year-old daughter Chelsea, who is pregnant with her first child.
"A lot of people say:" Oh, my God, Chelsea looks so good. "I like it." I'm not Chelsea. "That's my future wife," she said. "It's a little complicated." At the airport, people say, "Rosie, can I have a picture of you and your daughter?" It seems that he does not think it's a problem at all, nobody ever does, but sometimes I do I was already in Search for stars for when you were born.
Earlier this month, O & # 39; Donnell seemed to confirm Radar Online's report of a commitment to a subtle change in his Instagram biography recently. The Rooney page now includes the letter "R" followed by an emoji with a diamond ring.
O & # 39; Donnell was previously married to Michelle Rounds, who died of apparent suicide in September 2017 at age 46. They share a daughter, Dakota, 5.
She also has four children: her son Parker, 23, her son Blake, 18, and their daughter Vivienne, 15, and their daughter Chelsea, 18, with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell.