Rosie O’Donnell Welcomes a Daughter


Surprise – it’s baby number five for Rosie O’Donnell!

The comedian and her wife, Michelle Rounds, shared their happy news via Twitter today.

“we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN,” wrote O’Donnell. She also posted a family photo (below).

A rep for the former talk show host confirmed that the baby was born on January 5, and weighed in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. ” Moms and baby are happy and healthy.”

It’s the fifth child for O’Donnell, who is already mom to Vivienne, 10, Blake, 13, Chelsea, 15, and Parker, 17, with ex Kelli Carpenter. 

Back in January 2012, the 50-year-old revealed that Rounds was trying to get pregnant with the help of a fertility doctor.

But shortly after the couple tied the knot, she was diagnosed with desmoids tumors, a rare condition that requires multiple surgeries. Then in August, the couple faced another medical scare when O’Donnell suffered a heart attack.

Shortly after, she told PEOPLE ” I want to try to work hard at getting myself healthy, on Mich and I getting started and maybe finding a baby.”

Here’s wishing them a healthy and happy new year!



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