It turn out it’s not Rosie Perez, that is leaving ABC’s talker The View, but the other Rosie … Rosie O’Donnell!
In news Friday evening, O’Donnell’s publicist released a statement saying her client is calling it quits from the daytime talk show, and also revealed that indeed Rosie has split from her wife Michelle Rounds.
The statement read: “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.”
Meanwhile the alphabet network released this statement: “Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us that she wanted to exit The View, we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first. We’re delighted she’s still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on The Fosters. And we know she’ll return to The View often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.”
O’Donnell will wrap up her current run next week as co-host. As to who will replace her, Naya Rivera seems to be a frontrunner, but who knows when it comes to the casting of the gals on this morning show.
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