Surprise! Rosie O’Donnell + Michelle Rounds Got Married!
It looks like the final wedding of the Summer of Celeb Weddings is Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds’—or is it?
Surprise celebrity weddings have kind of stopped being surprising at this point, haven’t they? Maybe it’s just because it’s summer. Do you think the “surprise” celebrity wedding rate will slow as fall approaches and the weather gets cooler?
In any event, surprise! Rosie O’Donnell and her partner, Michelle Rounds, got married! Not only that, but they got married a while ago: According to People, the two tied the knot in a private ceremony in New York way back on June 9. Said Rosie’s rep, Cindi Berger, “They got married but they haven’t had the wedding celebration.” Congratulations to the happy couple!
Both Rosie and Michelle have had some pretty scary health issues recently; Rosie had a type of heart attack often referred to as a “widow maker,” and Michelle was diagnosed with desmoid tumors earlier in the summer. In fact, Rosie and Michelle, who announced their engagement in December of 2011, were originally intending to get married in August; after Michelle’s diagnosis came in, they quietly bumped the date up to June, just a few days before Michelle went in for her first surgery on June 14.
Both Rosie and Michelle are running in the annual DTRF Running for Answers 5K in Philadelphia on October 21 to raise both funds and awareness for desmoid tumors. To donate, visit Michelle’s page here.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.