Here's the story…of two lovely ladies!
Rosie O'Donnell and new girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders share a whopping ten kids between them! "Tracy has six kids, she lives next door," O'Donnell, 48, told UsMagazine.com at Monday's Rosie's Building Dreams for Kids Gala in NYC. The comic herself has four kids — Parker, 15, Chelsea, 13, Blake, 10, and Vivienne, 7 — with ex partner Kelli Carpenter.
"[Tracy's] oldest is out of the house," O'Donnell explained. "So it's nine total. It's a lot! We're the Gay-dy Bunch!"
O'Donnell said the blended family arrangement is going "really good…It's a challenge, but when you fall in love with someone, they come with a whole bunch of things, including children." An artist, writer, inventor and midwife, Katchick-Anders has one biological child and five adopted kids.
"Part of the reason I fell in love with her was her love of kids," the comic gushed. "She was a foster mom and took in 12, 13 kids, and adopted a whole bunch as well. She's pretty amazing," she said, adding that their relationship is going "very well."
A rep for the star confirmed the couple's relationship in late December, about a month after O'Donnell announced that she and Carpenter had been living apart for two years.
Another new chapter for O'Donnell: a new show premiering on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in January. She told Us the series will "be a single topic, one hour, daily strip in the afternoon. Real people, real topics, what America is talking about. It won't be too much celebrities, or guests promoting something," she explained. "We'll do everything from autism to losing weight to what's happening with Don't Ask Don't Tell. It'll be a whole spectrum of stuff, similar to what [Oprah] does."
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