Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife is officially moving on.
Former TV executive Kelli Carpenter will tie the knot with love Anne Steele in June 2013, Carpenter confirmed to the New York Daily News Tuesday.
“We’re going to have a picnic barbecue backyard wedding,” Carpenter, 45, explained of her and her cabaret singer fiancee’s plans for a “family-friendly and small” affair.
O’Donnell won’t be attending her ex’s nuptials, although Carpenter says she and the comedienne, who split in 2007 after three years of marriage and almost ten years together, are currently on “good terms.”
Their four children (Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 12, and Vivienne, 10) will, however, be present, and are set to take part in the Rockland County, NY ceremony. (The women plan on honeymooning in Mykonos, Greece post-wedding.)
O’Donnell herself secretly wed girlfriend Michelle Rounds in June, after Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, an extremely rare, cancer-like disease.
“We married in private before her surgery just the two of us,” O’Donnell revealed on her blog in late August. The 50-year-old former View co-host, who suffered a heart attack August 14, added that the pair plan to celebrate with friends and family once both women have recovered from their respective health crises.
“When we are both well enough, [we] will have the wedding of our dreams surrounded by those we cherish,” O’Donnell wrote. “[We are] thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times.”
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