Rosie O'Donnell Reunites With Pregnant, Estranged Daughter
Rosie O’Donnell has reconnected with her estranged daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell, amid reports that the 20-year-old is pregnant.
"Yes, she is pregnant," Rosie, 56, tells People through her rep. "We have reconnected."
- Chelsea’s boyfriend Jacob Bourassa shared photos of their baby’s sonogram on Facebook, writing: "Loves of my life can’t wait to meet my little one."
- Rosie adopted Chelsea as a baby with her then-wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell, and Rosie and Chelsea have often butted heads. She ran away in 2015 when she was 17, and was found a week later with her boyfriend. She insisted Rosie kicked her out and denied The View host’s assertion that she was displaying signs of mental illness.
- This news comes nine months after she said she was expecting a child with her then-husband Nick Alliegro. Chelsea and Nick have since split; it is unclear what happened to the pregnancy.
- At the time of the first pregnancy, Chelsea told The Daily Mail that Rosie would not be a part of her baby’s life: "Rosie will not be in my child’s life," she told the outlet, adding, "and no, I do not feel sad about that to be honest."