Ring the wedding bells!
After much speculation, 56-year-old Rosie O’Donnell confirmed she IS engaged to 33-year-old Elizabeth Rooney!
However, their big day will NOT happen any time soon. The TV personality told People on Monday:
“This is a long time in the future. We both decided that that would be best.”
The former View co-host also revealed that she and her “wonderful woman” live in two different cities.
“She lives in Boston now and I live here in New York. It’s been a long-distance thing. It’s been great. I think she’s a wonderful woman.”
Rosie couldn’t stop gushing about her fiancée, who is an Army veteran and an undefeated boxer during her time of service.
“She’s very much an equal, she’s very much her own person and loves what she does. She’s a pretty unbelievable young woman.”
And Rooney is NOT fazed by the couple’s 23-year age gap!
“I keep telling her I’m too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care… She’s like, ‘I was in the Army! I put my life on the line every day you think I don’t know who I want to date?’ I’m like, ‘Alright I guess that’s true.’ She has a lot of good points.”’
However, fans often mistake Elizabeth for O’Donnell’s 21-year-old pregnant daughter Chelsea!
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh my god, Chelsea looks so great.’ I’m like, ‘That’s not Chelsea.’ That’s my soon-to-be spouse.’… It’s a little tricky. In the airport people say, ‘Rosie, can I have a picture of you and your daughter?’ She doesn’t seem to think it’s an issue at all. Nobody ever does, but I do sometimes. I was already on Star Search by the time you were born.”’
Rosie was previously married to Michelle Rounds, who passed away from an apparent suicide in September 2017 at the age of 46. They have one daughter, Dakota, 5.
O’Donnell also has four children — Parker, 23, Blake, 18, Vivienne, 15, and Chelsea — with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell.
[Image via Elizabeth Rooney/Instagram.]