Rosie O'Donnell Secretly Married Fiancee Michelle Rounds in June
With her own recent health woes behind her, Rosie O'Donnell took to her blog to share some happy news Monday: She and girlfriend Michelle Rounds got married in secret this June!
"We were to wed 10 days ago but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding," O'Donnell, 50, blogged Monday of Rounds, who was diagnosed earlier this year with desmoid tumors, an extremely rare, cancer-like disease. As fate would have it, O'Donnell -- who announced her engagement in December -- was also tied up on her intended wedding day: On August 14, she suffered a heart attack and received treatment in an Intensive Care Unit.
"We married in private before her surgery just the two of us," adds O'Donnell, who shares children Parker, Chelsea, Blake, and Vivienne with ex Kelli Carpenter.
"They got married but they haven't had the wedding celebration," O'Donnell's rep, Cindi Berger, confirmed to Us Weekly of the couple's June 9 nuptials.
Now that the couple are recovering from their respective health crises, O'Donnell says they intend to hold a larger wedding ceremony so that their friends and family members can share in their joy. "When we are both well enough, [we] will have the wedding of our dreams surrounded by those we cherish," the comic and former View cohost blogged. "[We are] thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times."
Together since September 2011, O'Donnell and Rounds anticipate holding their ceremony in summer 2013. In lieu of gifts, they ask for donations to be made to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.
Confirms O'Donnell's rep of Rounds: "She is now on the road to recovery."