Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed she's engaged to girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney after weeks of speculation that the couple were set to be Wednesday. "We both decided that that would be best". They've had a long-distance relationship because O'Donnell lives in NY and Rooney lives in Boston, though O'Donnell has been appearing in the Boston area to film her Showtime series "SMILF". On Monday, O'Donnell told People of her relationship, "It's been a long-distance thing".
Describing her 33-year-old fiancée as a "wonderful woman", O'Donnell revealed that the pair has been in a long-distance relationship since going public in November 2017.
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'I keep telling her I'm too old for her.
"That's my soon-to-be spouse, '" O'Donnell told the publication as Rooney stood by her side. "She's very much an equal", Rosie gushed. "But she doesn't seem to care", she said.
'It's a little tricky. she doesn't seem to think it's an issue at all. "Yes", she wrote, adding an engagement ring emoji and a heart. "She's like, 'I was in the Army!"More news: Meghan joins Prince Harry to meet royal fans after rest
However, fans often mistake Elizabeth for O'Donnell's 21-year-old pregnant daughter Chelsea! "I was already on Star Search by the time you were born"'.
O'Donnell also has four children - Parker, 23, Blake, 18, Vivienne, 15, and Chelsea - with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell. O'Donnell married Michelle Rounds in 2012, with whom she shared a daughter, but they divorced in 2015 and Rounds died of apparent suicide last September.More news: Sri Lanka spin ace Herath to retire after first England Test