Rosie O’Donnell Reportedly Engaged to Much-Younger Girlfriend After Whirlwind Romance
Congratulations are seemingly in order for Rosie O’Donnell! According to a new report, the 56-year-old star is engaged to her much-younger girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney, 33, after a whirlwind romance.
On Monday, Oct. 8, a family insider confirmed to Radar Online that Rosie popped the question to Elizabeth over the summer but the couple have chosen to keep the news private due to Elizabeth’s job as a police officer in Worcester, MA. “Elizabeth is in the police force so she tries to keep a lot of those details on the low,” the source explained.
“They’re very, very happy. I do believe that this will see its full life-term expectancy,” the insider said, adding that Rosie and Elizabeth are “very much in love.” When Radar then reached out to Rosie’s rep, the spokesperson did not confirm the engagement but said the two are “are together.”
Rosie and Elizabeth reportedly began dating back in November 2017. “Liz is a big personality. She always has been. She is incredibly endearing so it’s no surprise at all,” the source added of their romance.
During a previous radio interview with Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show, Rosie gushed about her new girlfriend and said she was “in love.” She continued, “I am in love. It’s the first time I’ve dated someone younger than me and it’s a very trippy thing. I get along so well with her, it’s kind of fascinating. The one thing that she doesn’t know? [Barbra] Streisand. I made her watch Funny Girl. She’s like, ‘It was good.’ I’m like, ‘Come on!’”
Rosie’s reported marriage to Elizabeth will be her third. The comedian was previously hitched to Kelli Carpenter and Michelle Rounds. She has four children with ex Kelli — son Parker O’Donnell, 23, daughter Chelsea O’Donnell, 21, son Blake O’Donnell, 18, and daughter Vivienne O’Donnell, 15 — and one daughter, Dakota O’Donnell, 5, with Michelle, who sadly passed away from suicide in September 2017.