Rosie O’Donnell announced that she is now engaged to her girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney, who is 23 years younger than the comedian. O’Donnell confirmed the exciting news to People on Monday. The actress is thrilled to be engaged to the 33-year-old police officer, revealing the two have “been dating from two different cities” since November 2014.
There is no set date for the wedding, but Rosie said that she’s a “wonderful woman” and things have “been great” despite the distance between them. Elizabeth lives in Boston while Rosie resides in New York.
Rosie described Rooney as a “pretty unbelievable young woman,” and she was “very much an equal.”
As for the noticeable age gap, Rosie said she has joked with Elizabeth saying that she was “too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care.”
O’Donnell was previously married to Michelle Rounds, who passed away of an apparent suicide in 2017. The two share a 5-year-old daughter together. Rosie’s first wife was Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell, with whom she shares four children.