Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Rosie O'Donnell's Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Dead at 46

Rosie O'Donnell's Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Dead at 46

At the time, People reported that O'Donnell had been in contact with Rounds during the incident and that she stayed on the phone with her ex until Rounds was transported to the hospital.

Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife, has died at the age of 46.

She said in a statement: "I am saddened to hear about this bad tragedy". Mental illness is a very serious problem that affects many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife...

Before marrying Monteleone, Rounds was in a relationship with O'Donnell for several years.

After news broke of Rounds' death, O'Donnell paid tribute to her ex in a statement.

The TV personality, 55, began dating Michelle in 2011.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office stated that Rounds' body was discovered at her residence on September 11 at 7:07 a.m.

Rosie O'donnell, Michelle Rounds - 68th ceremony "Tony Awards" in NY, on June 8, 2014. They shared an adopted daughter, Dakota, 4. They endured a pair of health scares at the time of their marriage when Rounds underwent surgery for painful Desmoid tumors and shortly thereafter, O'Donnell suffered a heart attack. Dakota, who was their only child, is now four. She shared multiple posts about mental illness and retweeted the suicide prevention hotline phone number. An unnamed source told Radar Online that Rounds had had a bitter fight with O'Donnell related to the divorce and had consumed wine and pills in an attempt to take her own life. Back in 2015, Rounds was reportedly hospitalized for a drug overdose.

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