Rosie O’Donnell claims she’ll never get married again, even though she announced to the world she’s “in love.”
The twice-divorced 55-year-old revealed her new girlfriend, Rooney (no last name) is 22 years her junior on “The Howard Stern” show.
“I am in love. It’s the first time I’ve dated someone younger than me and it’s a very trippy thing.” O’Donnell said on Monday.
On Tuesday, she provided more details to the press, commenting that her girlfriend is a police officer who was an undefeated boxing champion in the Army.
While both are big UFC fans, they do have different taste in music and pop culture. O’Donnell says she made Rooney watch the inimitable Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl” and couldn’t believe she just said, “It was good.”
O’Donnell divorced her first wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell in 2007, and married Michelle Rounds five years later. O’Donnell filed for divorce in February 2015, though their split wasn’t finalized until the following March. Rounds was found dead in an apparent suicide in early September, with bottles of pills surrounding her bed.
Page Six reported that O’Donnell told Stern she won’t be taking a third trip down the aisle; “I will not, ever.”
O’Donnell has five children. She and Rounds adopted daughter Dakota, 4, in 2013. She shares four children — sons Parker, 22, and Blake, 17, and daughters Vivienne, 14 and estranged, apparently troubled, Chelsea, 20 — with Carpenter-O’Donnell.
RIP ROY HALLADAY
Retired Major League pitcher Roy Halladay, 40, who was flying solo in a two-seater aircraft, died in a plane crash on Tuesday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico.
Halladay spent parts of 16 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays (12 years) and Philadelphia Phillies (four).
The eight-time All-Star won the Cy Young in both leagues, and in 2010 with the Phillies, he pitched the 20th perfect game in history, beating the Florida Marlins. In the post-season, he threw the second no-hitter in postseason history against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series.
DR. PHIL’S RICH
Dr. Phil McGraw tops Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid TV hosts for 2017,
The 67-year-old Oklahoma native earned $79 million thanks to his eponymous daytime talk show and producing credits on CBS’ “The “Doctors and “The Bull.”
Not too surprisingly, he’s followed by Ellen DeGeneres, who took home $77 million, from not only her popular TV show (with high profile guests such as Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber), but from lucrative endorsement deals.
The rest of the top 10 includes busy Ryan Seacrest (third with $58 million); feisty TV judge Judy Sheindlin (fourth, $47 million);
opinionated Simon Cowell ($43.5 million); multifaceted Steve Harvey ($42.5 million); sex-scandal tainted Bill O’Reilly ($37 million); conservative Fox News personality Sean Hannity ($36 million); former football star Michael Straham ($21.5 million); and model-turned- mogul Heidi Klum ($21 million).
Interestingly, Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Megyn Kelly, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon didn’t make the cut.
Actress Tara Reid is 42. … Actress Parker Posey is 49. … Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 50. … TV chef Gordon Ramsay is 51. … Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 56. … Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 63. … Actress Alfre Woodard is 65. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 68. … Actor Norman Lloyd is 103.