Rosie O’Donnell splits from wife, quits The View

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Comedian and actor Rosie O’Donnell has again quit talk show The View, after she split from her wife.

O’Donnell – who became known during her first stint on the talk show in 2007 – had signed up last year to return as a permanent member of the panel.

The talk show host confirmed via her publicist yesterday that she has split from Michelle Rounds, her wife of nearly three years.

The pair had a daughter together, Dakota, in addition to O’Donnell’s children from previous relationships.

Announcing her departure from the View, publicist Cindi Berger 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.”

In August of 2012, O’Donnell suffered a heart attack after she helped a large woman out of a car. She revealed the news in a poem.