Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Has No Kind Words for Mom

O'Donnell rep calls interview blast 'heartbreaking'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2015 9:03 AM CDT
Updated Oct 7, 2015 10:40 AM CDT
Rosie O'Donnell’s Daughter Has No Kind Words for Mom
In this April 20, 2010, file photo, Rosie O'Donnell, left, poses with her daughter Chelsea at the opening-night performance of the Broadway musical "American Idiot" in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

The latest person to blast Rosie O'Donnell? Her own daughter. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Chelsea—subject of much drama in August when she apparently went missing just before turning 18 but was found safe—says Rosie actually kicked her out. "Rosie knew I was planning to leave [when I turned 18], that's why I think she kicked me out," Chelsea says. "Rosie said that I was almost 18, and she got all this crap from work, and she didn't want to have to deal with that at home, too. … She told me to leave and take my dog." She also insists she's not mentally ill, as Rosie has claimed, and that she went to live with her 25-year-old boyfriend—and that as soon as she got back home, Rosie had bags packed for her and she left again to live with a friend. Though she says there was no major fight in the days leading up to that, she and her adoptive mother have never gotten along well—and the rest of the interview is a laundry list of complaints about Rosie.

Among them: Rosie sleeps late and stays in her bedroom watching TV, smokes a lot of pot, leaves most of the parenting to nannies, doesn't like to do things with her kids, holes herself away in an entire house she bought just to do arts and crafts, has a short temper, wears Spandex shorts and T-shirts around the house and doesn't wear makeup unless someone else puts it on her, lied to Chelsea about the details of her adoption, and separated Chelsea from her siblings by sending her to boarding school. "I find her not genuine a lot of the time. When we'd go out, she was a completely different person in public than at home and I had a hard time with that. It's like two different people," Chelsea says. "She has this public persona; she will put this big smile on her face and try to be funny. She would always go up to people and want to hold their babies in public. She had this happy, friendly side to her. Whereas when we were home, even if it was on the same day, she would either just be in her room, not engaging with us, or watching documentaries." Rosie's rep tells Page Six the interview is "heartbreaking on every level." (Read more Rosie O'Donnell stories.)

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