Rosie O'Donnell Confirms She and Kelli Carpenter 'Working on Issues'

Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli Carpenter

Refusing to give definite answer if she and Kelli are splitting up, Rosie stresses that though they are currently working on their issues, they will still remain family.

Amid brewing reports that her marriage to same-sex partner Kelli Carpenter is on the rocks, Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed that they are indeed "working on issues". She opened up about the matter in an interview with USA Today's Ann Oldenburg on Tuesday, October 20, adding that though they are facing difficult times in their relationship, they will remain "a family forever".

When presented with question whether or not Kelli has moved out of their Nyack home and into Manhattan, as reported by National Enquirer, Rosie declined to give definite answer. She simply stated as tears allegedly welled in her eyes, "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."

Furthermore, Rosie told USA Today that the well-being of her and Kelli's four children; Parker Jaren, Chelsea Belle, Blake Christopher, and Vivienne Rose are their top priority no matter what happens in their marriage. "They're adorable and wonderful and they are by far a priority," she mused, adding "But everything's fine and everybody's good and we're still both raising them together. We will both continue to parent them and we're friendly and everything's all right."

Rosie O'Donnell married Kelli Carpenter, who is a former Nickelodeon marketing executive, on February 26, 2004. Their first three children; Parker, Chelsea, and Blake are all adopted, whereas the youngest Vivienne was conceived through artificial insemination.




    Nov 10, 2010

    Hey wtf, you think gays should not be allowed to marry because it will end in divorce? What planet are you from? 50% of first time non-gay marriages end in divorce and 60% of second time non-gay marriages end in divorce. So it seems we shouldn't allow non-gay people to marry.

    Oct 24, 2009

    Have compassion for Rosie, her partner and their children; God made them too! Everyone deserves to be happy.

    Oct 23, 2009

    To the post by "wtf" Your a disgrace and a horrible person to make a homophobic comment like that. its people like you that should be slapped into the 21st century ! Was with a friend the other day when she was interviewing Rosie and she is one of the nicest people !

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sorry to hear about your toubles. I have been a fan for years. Good Luck

    Oct 22, 2009

    Rosie, have have been a fan of yours for a long time now and I am sorry to hear about your problems, I really hope that you and your partner are able to work out what has been stressing you both of late.. being in the public eye doesnt help matters either, so all the best to you both

    Oct 22, 2009


    Oct 22, 2009

    That's why they shouldn't let gays marry...Everyone ends up breaking up in the end anyway...I think Lawyers are behind the whole thing. The more people get divorced, the more money they make.

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