Rosie O’Donnell Leaving the View and Divorcing Wife
The rumors of Rosie leaving The View are true. Only the Rosie who is leaving The View is Rosie O’Donnell not Rosie Perez.
O’Donnell and her wife of three years, Michelle Rounds, have been living apart since November. O’Donnell’s last day as the co-host The View will be Friday, February 13, 2015.
A statement was released by Rosie’s rep, confirming both O’Donnell’s departure from The View, as well as the split from her wife. The statement said:
“I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave ‘The View.’ Next week will be her last.”
Now would be the time the speculation begins. Rumors of Rosie O’Donnell not getting along with her co-hosts emerged from the day O’Donnell agreed to return to The View. O’Donnell was rumored to have wanted to be the moderator of the show, a role that Whoopi Goldberg has taken on since she started with The View. It was also reported, O’Donnell refused to speak to the cast and crew of the show when they weren’t taping the show.
O’Donnell definitely created controversy on the show, basically calling Bill Cosby a rapist when Whoopi Goldberg remained neutral on the subject. Rosie O’Donnell believed since a number of women made the accusations against Cosby, there was some truth to the allegations.
Will The View be cancelled or will they continue to look for success? Having fired Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd last year before hiring Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and Rosie O’Donnell to bring some fresh faces and hopefully success to the show, the show is still having problems and has been unsuccessful in raising their ratings.
Who will replace Rosie O’Donnell? Who would you like to see replace the talk show co-host?