“this crazy summer/has taken me into uncharted territory,” blogs Rosie O’Donnell today in her classic e.e. cummings-like style.
She couldn’t be more right. It’s been a rough few months for Rosie and her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, what with Michelle being diagnosed with a serious illness and Rosie undergoing emergency surgery after a near-fatal heart attack.
But they have good news to share, too: The couple quietly got married two months ago!
Rosie writes that they had planned to get married on August 14, but in a terrible twist of fate, she became ill that day and went to the hospital to have a stent put into her blocked coronary artery.
“so on we go/we married in private/before her surgery/just the 2 of us,” Rosie writes, referring to early June, when Michelle was treated for a rare disease known as sigmoid tumors.
The wedding means that Michelle is now the stepmother to Rosie’s four children with ex Kelli Carpenter, who range in age from 17 to 10.
Rosie’s rep confirms to Us Weekly that Rosie and Michelle are legally married.
The talk-show host writes, “when we r both well enough/we will have the wedding of r dreams/surrounded by those we cherish/thankful for the love and support/so many have given us/through these trying times.”
And for those who want to send a little something to congratulate the happy couple, Rosie tweets that in lieu of gifts, they’d appreciate a donation to The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. Rosie will match all donations.
Congratulations – and continued best wishes for recovery – to the newlyweds!
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