There is a lot to be worked on in Rosie O’Donnell’s relationship with her daughter, Chelsea. Rosie is totally devastated after learning what Chelsea had to say about her in a bombshell interview, which detailed what it was like growing up with the comedian.
Chelsea O’Donnell had a lot to say about her mom, Rosie O’Donnell, 53, in an explosive new interview, and it might have strained the ladies’ relationship even further. The former The View host has admitted to being “heartbroken” after learning what the 18-year-old said. Get the scoop on the tell-all interview here.
“It’s heartbreaking on every level,” Rosie’s rep said. Chelsea gave the lengthy interview to Daily Mail, and held nothing back about what it was like living with Rosie as a child. “I find her not genuine a lot of the time,” Chelsea said. “When we’d go out, she was a completely different person in public than at home and I had a hard time with that. It’s like two different people.”
In case you forgot, Rosie reported Chelsea, then 17, missing back in August. She was eventually found with a man who she reportedly met on Tinder, who was charged with endangering the welfare of a child because she was only 17 at the time. While Rosie claims Chelsea ran away, her adopted daughter says she was actually kicked out by the 53-year-old.
“She told me to leave and take my dog [on Aug. 11],” Chelsea explained. “Rosie knew I was planning to leave. That’s why I think she kicked me out. She asked me to talk about what was going on and I didn’t want to. So she asked for my phone and my computer. This was hours before she told me to leave. I gave them to her. A few hours later, she told me to leave. I wasn’t planning to go until I turned 18 on the 24th. Rosie said that I was almost 18, and she got all this crap from work, and she didn’t want to have to deal with that one at home, too.”
Rosie obviously told a different story — that Chelsea had gone missing — and alleged that her daughter was in need of “medical attention” for an undisclosed medical illness. “Putting out there that I am mentally ill was really hurtful,” the teenager admitted. “People think I’m this crazy person, and as I’ve said, I have depression and bad anxiety — but it’s been something that’s gotten a lot better. But these were personal things and I didn’t want anyone to know them about me. I wouldn’t say I’m mentally ill. I would say lots of people struggle with what I have.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rosie and Chelsea will ever mend their relationship?