Rosie O’Donnell has revealed that she married girlfriend Michelle Rounds this summer in a secret NYC wedding before the latter’s tumor-related surgery.
O’Donnell and Rounds tied the knot in a private ceremony June 9.
Both women recently suffered medical setbacks and had originally pushed their wedding back to next summer. Two weeks ago, Rosie suffered a heart attack.
Rounds’ Desmoid tumors, removed in June, were described by Rosie as “a mysterious, rare – too often fatal disease that affects 3 in a million people.”
In a new blog post, Rosie wrote, “We were to wed 10 days ago but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding, luckily, as i was in ICU that day, when it rains … things grow like love and flowers, humans too.”
“We married in private before her surgery just the 2 of us. When we r both well enough [we] will have the wedding of r dreams, surrounded by those we cherish.”
In the meantime, Rosie is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, including by selling original paintings on eBay.
All proceeds benefit DTRF (dot) org. Congrats, and here’s wishing good health, to the newlyweds … even Donald Trump can join us in that sentiment!
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Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds: Married!