Rosie O’Donnell has a jealous streak

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From the outside, it sure looks like Rosie O’Donnell’s relationship with partner Kelli Carpenter is as solid as can be. The two have a gaggle of kids, are very active together in various charities and children’s organizations, and seem to spend a lot of time together on vacations and such. But new reports say that Rosie is very jealous of any other woman “close” with Kelli.

Rosie O’Donnell exploded in a jealous rage at longtime lover Kelli Carpenter over her relationship with another woman, sources say.

The “other” woman, 40-year-old Broadway star and singer Julia Murney, has been a friend of both Rosie and Kelli for several years – but Rosie flipped out when it appeared that Kelli and Julia were developing a close bond. And though there’s no indication that there was anything romantic going on between Kelli and Julia, Rosie tore into her partner when she learned that the two women may have shared a friendly kiss, revealed a close source.

“Rosie is very protective of Kelli and really freaked out when she heard about the lip lock,” The source told The Enquirer. “Rosie believed she was being betrayed, and it erupted into a nasty and bitter showdown with Kelli over her perceived cheating – even though Kelli told Rosie she and Julia were only friends and nothing more.”

Rosie met Julia several years ago in theater circles. Kelli was introduced to her in 2004 on the inaugural R Family Vacations Cruise for gay and lesbian families. Julia has performed on the ship for Rosie’s cruises since they began, except for 2007 when her work in “Wicked” wouldn’t permit it.

Coincidentally, that was the only year that Kelli missed the cruise as well – and the absence of both women sent tongues wagging.

“After the seven-day excursion, there was talk around Broadway that Kelli and Julia’s relationship was picking up steam and that they ended up seeing each other that fall and into 2008,” says the source.

But Julia – best known for starring as Elphaba in the Broadway show “Wicked” – had no intention of getting between Rosie and Kellie, insists the source.

“Julia’s friendship with Kelli – and Rosie – has always been honorable, and she hates that Rosie may have thought otherwise,” says the source.

On March 10, Julia’s publicist Charley Walters told the Enquirer: “No way has Julia ever been involved in a romantic relationship with Kelli.

“While Julia is a popular performer with the gay community and has many gay friends, I want to stress…that she herself is in no way, shape or form a lesbian.

“If…a kiss did take place, I’m sure it was innocent and friendly. If something deeper was going on between them that they wanted to keep private from Rosie, it would have taken place in private and not out in the open.

“They are all just friends.”

When contacted by The Enquirer, Rosie’s publicist denied there was any ill will over Kelli’s friendship with Julia.

Since Rosie’s blowup, Kelli has let her friendship with Julia wane, adds the source.

“I think Rosie knows deep down in her heart that Kelli hasn’t strayed. She’s just wary of the motives of any other woman who gives her lover a second look, let alone a kiss!”

[From The National Enquirer print version, April 13, 2009]

It sounds like much ado about nothing to me. So two women shared a friendly peck. One of them isn’t even a lesbian, so what’s the big whoop? I think Rosie’s somewhat of a nutjob, but even she wouldn’t “flip out” over that. Would she?

Here’s Rosie and Kelli at the ‘Sherie Rene Scott: You May Now Worship Me’ benefit concert at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York City in March, 2008. Images thanks to WENN .
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  1. Hieronymus Grex says:

    So who’s the woman in their relationship?

  2. Karen says:

    Hey Hieronymus Grex…they are both “the woman” in the relationship, that’s why they are Lesbians.

  3. Ggirl says:

    Rosie definately looks like she has a strong bear hug on Kelli. No matter what their relationship is, Rosie is the dominant one. She probably is in every relationship/friendship she has because she is Rosie after all!

  4. Tia says:

    Hieronymus Grex: seriously you are more educated than that, aren’t you. It amazes me how people make themselves look so foolish and creepy.. wierdo..

    Get out of the inaugnaramous dark ages..

  5. yadira says:

    Wowe, Rosie needs to start wearing some sunscreen.

    I agree, she does seem like the alpha female in this relationship. She always seems to be the dominating one out of the crowd.

  6. Dudeness says:

    Rosie is a control freak, no better than all those horrible husbands we hear about.

    By the way, why does Rosie need those giant new teeth? She probably doesn’t eat anything other than p*&@y anyway.

  7. lisa says:

    Dudeness: Look at her, she obviously is eating more than that.

  8. reg says:

    rosie i hate those huge fake teeth and that stupid smile you make.

  9. barneslr says:

    Rosie should worry. She is incredibly unattractive, inside and out, and eventually Carpenter will probably realize that and dump her.

  10. Leandra says:

    Sounds like a made up story. Things must be pretty slow in tabloid trashville.

  11. Codzilla says:

    What the hell does “inaugnaramous” mean?

  12. Maritza says:

    Kelli is so pretty, she could do so much better. Rosie is looking so rough and ugly.

  13. Orangejulius says:

    She looks like a clown. And not in a good way.

  14. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Ouch, damn tough room. So anyway what’s the deal with airline food……

  15. Annie says:

    “Get out of the inaugnaramous dark ages..”

    What the HECK does that mean??

  16. MomInNH says:

    Holy hell who or what did she punch?!? She’s got some serious bruising and cuts on those hands!

  17. GimmeABreak says:

    @H Grex: Aahhaha!! I have no idea what’s up with airline food. I didn’t even know anyone ate that crap anyway. HOWEVER, Cathay Pacific business class…now that’s some good eats!! But it ain’t cheap!

  18. Absurdity says:

    This story is totally and completely absurd. Even when you read the whole Enquirer article, you come away with:

    – Julia Murney is NOT gay.

    – No one believes that there is a relationship between Julia Murney and Kelly.

    To be candid, *I* have kissed Julia Murney – and I’ve hugged her, too. She’s in the THEATRE, people! She kisses everyone!

    What a total non-event. I feel sorry for all three of them for having to deal with this nonsense.

  19. Charley Kane says:

    The blonde could do a lot better than this sunburnt walrus.

  20. snappyfish says:

    @reg…I agree about that odd smile. It is creepy and looks amazingly insincere.

    It looks fake and if your smile looks fake it is a pretty good indication that you just might be too.

  21. RaeJillian says:

    i know this isn’t going to go over well – but – i wasn’t even a lesbian when i hooked up with my best friend who was. um, and my partner’s best friend wasn’t even a lesbian when they had an extremely hurtful affair.

  22. RAN says:

    Despite everyone’s obvious dislike for Rosie, I think you’ve all missed the point. She kissed another woman – supposedly – that’s what this story was based on. So… without criticizing her weight, her level of attractiveness, or her female “looks”, let me ask… How many of you would look in the mirror if your spouse or significant other kissed a member of the sex they were attracted to? I mean seriously.. would you say ‘he kissed her because I’m mean and ugly?’ No, you would become angry and hurt – simple as that. I don’t care if it were an insignificant “peck on the lips” – I would still open a can of whoop a@@ and so would all of you.