September 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds found dead of apparent suicide

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Michelle Rounds, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, TMZ reports. She was 46.

“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 and their child,” O’Donnell said in a statement to TMZ.

O’Donnell and Rounds married in June 2012. While together, the couple adopted their now four-year-old daughter, Dakota. They filed for divorce in February 2015 and battled for custody of Dakota. Last year, O’Donnell confirmed that she has sole custody.

In 2015, Rounds was hospitalized for an apparent overdose.

Rounds’ mother posted a message on suicide awareness via TMZ, “If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated. There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out …”



  • Had I been married to a male version of Rosie, I likely would have offed myself, too.

  • The ex-wife was still very beautiful but after she divorced Rosie…no man wanted to date her? I dont get it. Was it a personal non-grata blacklisted ostracization over the last 3 yrs issue that led to suicide? Even Rosie states mental illness as a factor.That sounds like complete B.S. from Rosie. Rosie must have given her some $$$ but i guess in L.A. it doesnt last after a few yrs. Rosie was cute on her show & “League of their Own”. How about Robin Wiliams was it suicide of death from by Kremlin spy after all he died shortly after those Kit-Kat Mother Russia Commercials….Make you wonder.

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