Thursday, October 22, 2015
Happy to read that Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds amicably settled their divorce Wednesday. “There’s peace in the Middle East,” O’Donnell joked to reporters after a court date with Rounds. “It’s done. We’ve settled. We’re both very happy about the outcome.” Rounds’ lawyer, William London, said the two agreed to “joint legal custody” of their adopted 2-year-old daughter, Dakota. “I feel great,” a smiling Rounds said outside Manhattan Supreme Court. Page Six reports that the former couple chatted amicably after three hours of negotiations, during which Rounds’ attorney was heard counseling her: “Don’t ask for the world. Be reasonable.” Rounds was hospitalized in September for a reported suicide attempt.
Page Six goes on to report that the "personal family issue" that prompted Rosie to leave "The View" the second time was troubled daughter Chelsea, who has since blasted her mom in the press. Rosie responded this week during a Manhattan stand-up gig, saying: “My daughter has been in the news ... but [Chelsea’s problems are] not news to the family. It’s been a decade long.”
Families are messy and complicated. Here's hoping mother and daughter are able to work through their issues. Happy to see Rosie and her ex were.