Rosie O’Donnell Talks About Her Split From Kelli And Letting Go Of Anger

Rosie O’Donnell, who recently took a leap and moved to Chicago for her new talk show on Oprah’s OWN Network, opened up in this month’s O Magazine about her kids, her split from Kelli Carpenter, and more.

On her split with Kelli:

“Humbling. And humiliating … In the O’Donnell family, no one had ever been divorced.

“She wanted to play tennis at the country club, and I don’t do country clubs. I tried. They made an exception for a gay family, and we joined. It was a big thing: ‘They let in a gay family – whoo!’ So I show up to play with her, and somebody comes out and says, ‘You can’t play unless you have tennis whites.’ “

Rosie has four children: Parker, 16, Chelsea, 13, Blake, 11, and Vivienne, 8.  She shares in the interview:

“I would die for any of my children, and, more importantly, I would live for any of them.”

Rosie shared that she’s no longer the angry person she had become for a short time.

“You know, I think I had a lot more rage than I was aware of.  But I’ve gotten back access to my other feelings. I’m not cut off from my emotions anymore … The rage has gone away … There’s been a healing.”

“I had, like, zero estrogen. And since I got some, I’ve been able to function more normally. I’ve stopped being so angry.”

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