Rosie O’Donnell & Michelle Rounds announce birth of their 1st child, Dakota

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell announced on her Twitter account Wednesday that she and her wife, Michelle Rounds, have just welcomed their very first child together, a baby girl named Dakota. Rosie and Michelle were married in a private ceremony last June, just prior to Michelle’s surgery for desmoid tumors. This baby isn’t entirely unexpected, Rosie announced in an appearance on the Dr. Oz show last January that she and Michelle had been trying to get pregnant together (presumably, with the help of a sperm donor). Here are some details:

Rosie O’Donnell announced on Twitter a short time ago that she and wife Michelle Rounds have a new baby girl.

With a photo of Rosie and Michelle holding the precious bundle, Rosie wrote: “we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN.”

Rosie’s rep tells us the baby was born Jan. 5 and weighed in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces: “Moms and baby are happy and healthy.”

In January 2012, Ro, 50, told Dr. Oz on his daytime talk show that Rounds, 41, was “trying to get pregnant.”

After that interview, however, Rounds was diagnosed with desmoids tumors, a rare condition that requires multiple surgeries. And in August, Rosie had a heart attack.

The two, who got engaged in December 2011, were married in June 2012.

Rosie already is mom to four older kids: Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 13, and Vivienne, 10. She split from Kelli Carpenter in 2007 after nearly a decade together. Dakota is the first child for Rounds.

[From USA Today]

Wow, these two certainly have their hands full! I cannot even imagine carrying a child after surgery for desmoid tumors, so I guess Michelle is probably still pretty wiped out. Hopefully, Rosie will rise to the challenge although it worries me that she had a heart attack last year and then waited until the next day to consult a doctor. Now that Rosie is a mother to five (instead of four) children, maybe she’ll realize that health needs to come before all other concerns.

Congratulations to Rosie and Michelle!

UPDATE: People reports that Rosie and Michelle adopted little Dakota. This makes more sense since Michelle’s body has been through so much already during this past year.

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell

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  1. Elceibeno says:

    Congratulations Rosie and family!

  2. mln76 says:

    Umm well congrats! I hope this one lasts. I am sure Michelle wanted to expierence motherhood but considering health problems and relationship history maybe a puppy would have been a better idea?

  3. Post-Its says:

    I thought the baby was adopted…

  4. dorothy says:

    Wow, this woman just sprinkles children all around. Agree, perhaps puppy would have been a better choice.

  5. Jeanette says:

    I can’t believe Parker is 17 already! I used to watch her show and I remember she always talked about him when he was a baby. This makes me feel old.

  6. nnire says:

    People magazine said that the baby was adopted–Michelle didn’t carry the baby.

    The baby is adorable and I wish them all the best :)

    ps: The amount of homophobic comments attached to some of the articles about this announcement are mind-blowing. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen here!

  7. tia says:

    Awesome, so happy for them. The baby will have a wonderful life.. such a beautiful family.. congrats !!

  8. SmokeyBlues says:

    In that first photo Rosie’s arm looks huge lol. There is no love lost between me and Rosie, she seems like a nightmare to live with and work with. But I hope her and her wife have a happy home for all their kids.

  9. Minnie says:

    If they’re happy, fantastic. But Rosie has always creeped me out.

  10. Agnes says:

    congrats to them! the little girl is lovely. :)

  11. Bre says:

    I really am happy for them and I’m sure they’ll love this baby more than anything. :) Although, at the same time, it might be sad in 20 years when Rosie is in her 70′s and the child is just barely out of her teens. I guess a small part of me thinks it’s a little bit selfish to adopt a newborn at 50. I know, it’s a terrible thing to say. But, I only think that because I knew this couple who had a child while they were in their early 50′s and here it is 21 years later, both are dead and their daughter is completely heartbroken. It’s so sad that neither of her parents are going to be able to see her graduate college, get married, etc. I sincerely hope that never happens to this beautiful little girl, she needs both of her mom’s in her life.

  12. DeltaJuliet says:

    Can lesbians even have an “unexpected pregnancy”? lol

  13. Sallybee says:

    Feeling extra bitchy this morning, so I’m going to sound off about this poor kid’s name. Dakota? Seriously- can we please stop naming our children after places? I’ve seen more Cheyennes, Orlandos, Madisons, Brooklyns, Sierras, and Austins than I care to admit.

  14. megan says:

    Lots of people wait long periods of time to adopt, and then celebrities with unstable backgrounds waltz in and flash some money and get a baby. Pathetic.