Rosie O’Donnell admits that wife Kelli moved out 2 years ago


For the past month or so, Rosie O’Donnell has been confirming stories about relationship trouble between her and her wife/partner Kelli Carpenter. At first, it was a tearful confession to USA Today that she and Kelli were facing problems, but Rosie promised that she would not be speaking to the press about it. After that, Rosie went on Howard Stern’s show and talked about how the “trouble” in their relationship didn’t involve sex, but she also seemed to confirm that she and Kelli were totally done. In the weeks that followed, there were claims that Rosie and Kelli had been over for months, that a nasty custody battle was looming, and that Kelli left because she thought Rosie was a “monster” to live with.

Now Rosie sort of let something new out of the bag when she was talking to a pet psychic on her Sirius radio show. When Rosie began talking about her long-haired Chihuahua (which I hope isn’t a euphemism), Rosie said she got the dog two years ago “when Kelli moved out”. Interesting…

Rosie O’Donnell may have said last month that she was done commenting on breakup rumors dogging her relationship with her partner of five years, Kelli Carpenter, but that changed Friday.

On her Sirius Satellite radio show, O’Donnell suddenly admitted Carpenter had moved out of their home two years ago. The reason for the big reveal? A pressing psychic and a long-haired chihuahua.

“Where did you get her from Rosie? Because she says she came from somewhere. And she said she’s happier with you,” pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick said of O’Donnell’s dog Misty. “She’s so spoiled and she loves to burrow.”

O’Donnell confirmed: “She does! She burrows in the bed right next to me.”

And, when asked who “sometimes looks after her,” O’Donnell explained her four children all fight over caring for the pup, which she got three days after Carpenter left. “What happened [was] when Kelli moved out two years ago, I got the dog. Because I wanted another child or something to love. And I got the dog.”

On Oct. 20, O’Donnell told USA Today, “We’re a family, we remain a family … Kelli and I love each other very much, and we are working on our issues. Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever. And that is something that has been agreed upon by all parties.”

Seems puppy love changes everything!

[From People]

What sort of pisses me off is that this means back in August, Rosie pretty much blatantly lied to several media outlets when she claimed that National Enquirer’s report about her split with Kelli was totally false. Now it looks like the Enquirer was actually being conservative in their estimate. By the way, the last time Kelli and Rosie were photographed at an event together was May 2008 – one and a half years ago, not two years. Is Rosie rounding up? Did Kelli move out two years ago, but they were still putting on a brave face?

Rosie and Kelli are seen at the PS 122 Spring Gala 2008 in New York City on May 15, 2008 and at the New York City Center’s production of ‘No, No Nanette’ on May 12, 2008. These pictures are from a year and a half ago. Credit for both: WENN.


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  1. Ursula says:

    It happens all the time in Hollywood. Appear together, smile for the cameras and say everything is fine and the love is great but behind closed doors, these people are leading separate lives. We should be used to the drill by now. Tom Cruise and Kidman, Brad Pitt and Aniston, Timberlake and Jessica, Simpson and Nick Lachey, Ellen and Portia, Jon and Kate Gosselins…. the list goes on, it is only when they are smoked out by the tabloids that they finally admit- after many many denials and lovey dovey photo ops- and then they officially part ways.

  2. CandyKay says:

    Once gay marriage is legalized in the U.S., I wonder if gays and lesbians will have the same 50% divorce rate heterosexuals do.

    I live in a place where gay marriage is legal, and I know several divorced gay couples.

    No wonder the Trial Lawyers Association is in favor of universal marriage rights.

  3. embertine says:

    I imagine so, CandyKay. People are people, and the trend to treat marriage as something disposable is unlikely to be limited to the straight population.

  4. Embee says:

    Kelli’s having moved out two years ago doesn’t mean they broke up. They could have done a trial separation or tried maintaining separate households while staying together “let there be spaces in your togetherness” type thing. Break ups are all so nuanced we cannot (and should not) know the ins and outs. Good on them for prioritizing the kids.

  5. Green Is Good says:

    I have no doubt Rosie was a monster to live with. She has a bloated, red-nosed booze face. Remember her scary misspelled Haiku’s, that she apparently thought were cool and hip? Further evidence of her insanity and/or alcoholism.

  6. Firestarter says:

    That smile of hers scares the hell out of me!~

  7. Lantana says:

    Back in August, when Rosie denied that there was a split, I am sure she was telling the truth. When have you ever heard an alcoholic lie? When she said she got the dog 2 years ago when Kelli moved out, she probably meant 2 months ago. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone that’s drinking screw up their dates.

  8. Pia says:

    Why does it matter if she lied? She has no obligation to tell us about her private life. If she chooses to share, fine.

  9. lastwordlinda says:

    I should become a pet psychic. What a great way to make money telling people things about their animals that they do BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THAT BREED DOES. Chihuahuas are burrowers. It’s what they do. German Shepherds herd things. It’s what they do. Retrievers retrieve things. Anything they can get their mouths around. IT’S WHAT THEY DO. As for the chihuahua, I guess it has taken Kellie’s place in the bed. har har. And I don’t mean that in a dirty way so get your minds out of the gutter any of you that thought that’s what I meant. Just read the article again and you will get my drift.

  10. Daisy says:

    omg!long haired chihuahua[hope its not a euphenism].that was great.just what I needed this monday mornin’.

  11. Kevin says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing, Green is Good. I bet she sure looked good walking around the mansion in her cotton boxer briefs, white wife beater t-shirt, and black socks. Kinda like Ralph Kramden (sp?) “Too The MOOOOON!!!!”.

  12. ccoop says:

    Look at the body language in that second photo. Kelli don’t want none o’that.

  13. girl says:

    Aw. How sad. I hope they are able to work through their issues. Especially since they have children together.

  14. Gigohead says:

    Rosie must have been a terror back then, she was undergoing menopause and I’m sure poor Kelli got the brunt end of the stick!

  15. mamalama says:

    @ccoop – that’s exactly what I was thinking. The body language says it all – Rosie clutching at Kelli and Kelli crossing her arms and clutching her purse. Splitsville, indeed.

  16. Not surprised. says:

    I bet Rosie was a monster to live with. She was probably barking out orders and screaming and yelling at the drop of a hat.

  17. Kevin says:

    You just know Rosie has the queefs of death!

  18. Ednonymous says:

    Anyone else notice that odonnell doesn’t smile: she just bares her teeth in all pictures.

  19. Sherri says:

    Lmao@Lilly…just because they broke up is why gays shouldn’t get married? WTF? Straight ppl get divorced and breakup all the time…that statement just shows me how ignorant and what a homophobic idiot you are.

  20. Emily says:

    Lol I was watching Rick and Steve yesterday (awesome queer animation show), and they were talking to Lance Bass, a member of the gay mafia, and when asked if Rosie was a member, he said even they had standards.

  21. WTF?!? says:

    lol @lilly. I think you’ve wandered onto the wrong site. But thank you for your narrow-minded, broadly-painted input.

  22. Then Again.... says:

    I hope Kelli finds a partner and marriage for life. She seems like a true and sincere human being.

  23. bitbrit says:

    Like it or not, the Enquirer does get some things right!

  24. Taradash says:

    I love rosie, she is an awesome person, I hope Kelly and Rosie can work it out, or if they have to be apart make this transition peacefully, gay couples can have disconnect . we all can. it hurts and its devastating