It’s been a tough few months for Rosie O’Donnell, who has been publicly slammed by her teenaged daughter Chelsea in the media. But on Thursday, Oct. 22, the former View co-host attended opening night of Dames at Sea on Broadway in NYC.
Wearing a white jacket and black top and pants, O’Donnell, 53, posed with her niece Allie O’Donnell and a little girl she met on the carpet.
Other celebs in attendance included Miriam Shor, Lisa Lampanelli, and Megan Hilty. It isn’t the first time O’Donnell has made a public appearance since Chelsea’s damning interview with the Daily Mail was published.
Just last week she performed a stand-up show at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, opening up about the turmoil in her family.
“My daughter has been in the news. It’s been in the news, but it’s not news to the family,” she told the audience. “It’s been a decade long. As Mom, my wish is for love and peace and wait until it’s done.”
O’Donnell and her ex Kelli Carpenter adopted Chelsea, 18, when she was just a baby in 1997. Chelsea went missing for two weeks before being found with her boyfriend, Steven M. Sheerer, a convicted heroin dealer whom she met on Tinder. Chelsea, whom O’Donnell has said struggles with “mental illness” is no longer living with her.
“I know about mental illness — I have my own,” O’Donnell said during her stand-up gig. “I thought mental illness was failure of my character, not my chemistry.”
In her interview, Chelsea bashed her adoptive mother, saying, “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.”
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