Oops! Rosie O'Donnell & Partner Kelli Carpenter Split Two Years Ago
By Lee Brown
Nov 17, 2009
Rosie O'Donnell has admitted that wife Kelli Carpenter moved out two years ago. When rumors of a separation emerged last month, Rosie angrily insisted they "remain a family" and "love each other very much" – and insisted: "Those are the only words I am ever going to say."
But now, seemingly in an unplanned aside, Rosie admits that her long-term partner actually moved out two years ago. Talking to a psychic on her US radio show about her dog, Rosie said she got the dog 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," she said.
O'Donnell and Carpenter were married in a non-state-recognised ceremony in San Francisco in 2004 and have three adopted children – Parker, 14, Chelsea, 12 and Blake, 9 – as well as daughter Vivienne, 6, whom Carpenter gave birth to via artificial insemination.
When rumors of a split first surfaced last month, Rosie had insisted: "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."
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