Rosie O’Donnell a Mom Again; Comedienne Welcomes Daughter with Michelle Rounds
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Rosie O’Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds are celebrating the arrival of their newborn daughter.
O’Donnell posted a photo of the couple cradling their new baby girl on her Instagram account Wednesday:
“We r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN.”
O’Donnell’s already shares four children — Parker, Chelsea, Blake and Vivienne — with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter. O’Donnell, 50, married Rounds, 40, last June. The couple made no secret of their hope to add to their family.
“She’s trying to get pregnant,” O’Donnell told Dr. Mehmet Oz when he appeared on her former OWN show last January.
In the end, they went the adoption route. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces when she arrived Jan. 5.
The past year was a tough one for Ro and Co. The Emmy winner suffered a heart attack in August 2012, just a few months after Oprah’s struggling OWN pulled the rug out from under her ill-fated gabfest. Rounds was diagnosed with a rare cancer-like disease called desmoid tumors last spring.