Rosie O’Donnell Accuses Pregnant Daughter Chelsea of Profiting Off Ex Michelle Rounds’ Death

Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter to question her estranged daughter Chelsea Alliegro‘s motives just hours after the 20-year-old announced she is pregnant with her first child.

Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea
Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Alliegro at the '2nd Annual Fran Drescher Cancer Schmancer Sunset Cabaret Cruise' on The SS Hornblower Infinity cruise ship in New York City on June 20, 2016. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

The comedian, 55, posted a series of tweets in the early hours of Wednesday, September 20, that included throwback photos and videos of Alliegro, who she adopted as a baby with then-wife Kelli Carpenter. “a dog u gave away,” O’Donnell captioned a video of her youngest child, Dakota, 4, playing with a dog as Chelsea sits in a nearby chair. “ur sister on ur birthday last year … u want no part of me stop doing interviews kid.”

O’Donnell then appeared to accuse Alliegro of trying to profit off the loss of the former View cohost’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds — who died of an apparent suicide at age 46 on September 11 — by announcing her pregnancy in an interview with the Daily Mail. “we have been there before Chelsea u wanna go a few rounds in public seems so,” O’Donnell tweeted. “Michelle’s death = money 4 Chelsea.”

The TV personality also tweeted a photo of Alliegro at the Apple Store (“did u hate me this day?”) before claiming, “I don’t have her # – no contact since … jan … a reporter called her – and then paid her – AGAIN.”

For her part, Alliegro is excited to become a first-time mother. “I’m looking forward to it,” she told the Daily Mail in an interview published on Tuesday, September 19. “I really don’t care if I have a boy or a girl. I’m just hoping for a healthy baby.” She also told the British newspaper that her mother “will not be in my child’s life,” adding, “I do not feel sad about that to be honest.”

The mother-daughter duo have had a strained relationship for years. Alliegro tied the knot with husband Nick Alliegro in July 2016, just three months after meeting the 31-year-old at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop.

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