Thursday 14 December 2017

Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea 'always planned to live with birth mother when she turned 18'

Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea, pictured in 2010
Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea, pictured in 2010
Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Belle O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
Chelsea O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea’s move from home was reportedly planned for a while.

Earlier this month a manhunt was launched in search for the teenager, as she ran away from the actress’ home.

Chelsea was eventually found, but after turning 18 years old on Monday, she decided to leave Rosie’s home to live in a remote Wisconsin town with her biological mother Deanna.

“She apparently told some people she [was] going to leave as soon as she turned 18,” a source informed People magazine.

Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Belle O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Belle O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

It’s claimed Chelsea hated being the child of a celebrity.

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The teenager supposedly cringed when faced with questions about her famous mother in school.

“She was always pretty quiet, but she hated if anyone brought up her mum,” the insider said.

Chelsea O'Donnell
Chelsea O'Donnell

Rosie’s representative Cindi Berger confirmed the news of Chelsea’s move to the New York Daily News earlier this week.

It seems as if Rosie has no hard feelings against her daughter, who the star recently revealed she has a mental illness, even though TMZ previously claimed the actress threatened to cut Chelsea off financially if she moved out.

“Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother. This was her choice,” Cindi said.

Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell

After Chelsea ran away this month, Rosie got a number of authorities involved and the teenager was eventually found at the New Jersey dwelling of a man named Steven Sheerer - an alleged heroin addict.

Sheerer was arrested a few days later, having been charged with communication of obscenity and child endangerment.

Rosie is mother to five adopted children. She took Chelsea, who was put up for adoption at the age of two, into her home while still married to ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.

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