Monday 25 June 2018

Rosie O'Donnell 'saddened' by death of ex-wife at 46 in apparent suicide

Rosie O'Donnell and her former wife Michelle Rounds (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)
Rosie O'Donnell and her former wife Michelle Rounds (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

COMEDIAN and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she was saddened on Friday by the news that her ex-wife had died of an apparent suicide.

O'Donnell's former wife Michelle Rounds, whom she was married to from 2012 to 2015, was found dead at her home earlier this week, celebrity news publication TMZ.com said.

"I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife Krista, and their child," O'Donnell said in a statement.

O'Donnell and Rounds were married in a hospital ceremony in 2012, while Rounds was being treated for benign tumors and shortly after O'Donnell had suffered a heart attack.

The couple divorced in 2015 and were engaged in a custody battle over their then 2-year-old daughter Dakota. O'Donnell said last year that she had sole custody of their daughter.

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