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


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Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds attend the opening night of “The Real Thing” on Broadway at American Airlines Theatre on October 30, 2014 in New York City.

Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, died on Monday from an apparent suicide, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports O’Donnell as saying, “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 and Rounds began dating in 2011. They were married from 2012 to 2015. Together, they adopted a daughter, Dakota O’Donnell. In the divorce, O’Donnell was awarded full custody of Dakota, who was just two at the time.

In 2015, Rounds made headlines for another reported suicide attempt. She was found alone in a hotel room near Nyack and was immediately taken to the hospital after an anonymous call to the police, according to an article in Life and Style Magazine at the time.