Tatum O’Neal Instagrams About Vacationing With “Wife” While Rumors of Dating Rosie O’Donnell Swirl

Tatum O'Neil and Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell and Tatum O'Neal are reportedly dating. Paul Zimmerman/WireImage; Bennett Raglin/WireImage

More than friends? Amid rumors that longtime pals Rosie O’Donnell and Tatum O’Neal may be dating, it appears as though they’re (sort of) ready to share the news with fans.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, O’Neal, 51, posted a photo on Instagram showing a cloud-filled blue sky, palm trees, and a calm shoreline with the caption, “#vacations my wife and I woo woo!!! #ilovemylife.”

A few curious commenters asked the Academy Award-winning actress who she was referencing, and one fan even asked, “Rosie???”

The post has since been deleted from O’Neal’s Instagram account.

A source tells Us Weekly that the two have been living together at the former View co-host’s home in Nyack, N.Y.

O’Donnell, 53, also owns property down in West Palm Beach, Fla., and the Instagram photo is believed to have been taken from that house.

A rep for O’Donnell tells Us that they are not dating, but have been friends since they met in Chicago while the women were filming separate shows for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. A rep for O'Neal did not respond to Us Weekly's request for comment.

Earlier this month, O’Neal penned a personal account of her “midlife sexual awakening” for Harper’s Bazaar, four months after she first spoke out about being interested in dating women.

“I went on my first date with a woman in the ‘90s, after I got divorced from my husband [John McEnroe],” she wrote. “I was in my thirties then and knew that I was interested in women, but I was a little uncomfortable with it — I just couldn’t manage it.”

Since that time, O’Neal revealed, she’s only dated three women, and “all of them have been important to me, and meaningful.” 

O’Donnell was previously married to wife Michelle Rounds, but the pair split last November and officially filed for divorce in February.

The talk show host also left her post at The View around the same time, telling fans that she needed to put “her personal health and family first.”

She was also previously married to Kelli Carpenter in 2004, but the California Supreme Court annulled the marriage — along with thousands of other gay marriages — in August that year. The couple split in 2007.

The exes share three children together, and O’Donnell is also mom to Chelsea and daughter Dakota from her relationship with Rounds.

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