"The Rosie Show" host Rosie O'Donnell: Reason Behind Weight Loss

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"The Rosie Show" host Rosie O'Donnell: Reason Behind Weight Loss

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1962-03-21
  • Age 57 Years 5 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Comedian
  • Birth Name Roseann O'Donnell
  • Nick Name Rosie, Dolly, Ro
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Ethnicity/Race Irish
  • Father Edward Joseph O'Donnell
  • Mother Roseann O'Donnell
  • Brother/s Daniel J. O'Donnell
  • Sister/s Maureen O'Donnell
  • Son/s Parker Jaren O'Donnell, Blake Christopher O'Donnell
  • Daughter/s Chelsea Belle O'Donnell, Dakota O'Donnell, Vivienne Rose O'Donnell
  • Relationship Status Engaged
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Twice)
  • Ex-Girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders (2009-2011)
  • Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds (m. 2012–2015), Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell (m. 2004–2004)
  • Fiancee Elizabeth Rooney
  • Dating/Affair Elizabeth Rooney
  • Net Worth $120 Million
  • Career 1979-present
  • High School Commack High School
  • College Dickinson College
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
  • Weight 84 kg (185 lbs)
  • Weight Loss 64 lbs (2013-2015)
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 10 (US)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Eye Color Light Brown
  • Body Measurements 40-35-45 inches
  • Lesbian Yes

She made some of the serious lifestyle changes for three years, and she succeeded in losing her weight dramatically. She hosted an American talk show in ABC network for a long time. Well, we are talking about Rosie O'Donnell.

She gave a gasp with her amazing weight transformation. But, what’s the reason behind her weight loss? Before going to that subject, let us introduce briefly about her.

Who Is Rosie O'Donnell?

Rosie O’ Donnell is a well-known film actor, and comedian, who served at the talk-show host at “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” & “The View”. 

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Also an LGBT activist, she was married to Michelle Rounds from 2012-2016. After her failed marriage with Michelle, tragedy struck Rosie when her ex-wife died from suicide in 2017. Previously, she was married to her partner Kelli O'Donnell since 2004 before they divorced in 2008.

Found Love Again

One would swear to never fall in love after two failed marriages, but not out-spoken host Rosie. She fell in love with Elizabeth Rooney, a police officer by profession after running into her in a charity benefit.

After the love affair started, it quickly became serious; Rosie proposed her girlfriend over the summer in 2018. Lucky for her, Elizabeth accepted her proposal.

Rosie O’ Donnell poses with Fiancee' Elizabeth Rooney on 15th February 2019 (Photo: Rosie O’ Donnell's Instagram)

Although, an engaged woman, the television host didn’t reveal when she will get married for the third time in her life.

For her police officer girlfriend, it will be the first marriage. After tying the knot, she will be stepmother to five children; Rosie-Parker, Chelsea, Blake, Vivienne, and Dakota.

American Host’s Tryst With Weight Loss

Rosie had an overweight body. In 2012, After having the heart attack and nearly dying, she went for gastric-bypass behind her reservation. The days were hard for her to pass on.

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She opened about her reason behind weight loss in “Dr. Oz Show” aired on ABC news in 2015. She said.

“She went to the Internet and looked up where Bill Clinton did that weird diet, and she went on that diet. Basically, impossible, in her opinion, but she did that diet for a couple of months. Also, she went vegan for a couple of months. She just couldn't do it.”

She made a great change in her life; she was rewarded with the loss of 64-lb weight loss. In 2015, she told people.com on the Red Carpet that

Believe it or not, that surgery changed my life. For me, it’s been two years. It used to be on Halloween, the week before, I would start sweating until Christmas because I had huge problems not going and stealing their candy. I couldn’t be in bed and go downstairs. There would be four bags of candy. I couldn’t help myself.

She added,

I had a heart attack at 50," she said. "When I woke up, they said, 'You should have died.' Doctors said, 'We need you to lose 50 lbs. in the next year, but you can’t have surgery or anything in the next year because you’ve had a heart attack.”

She got her show when she was 35; she was over 200 lbs. At that time, before that, she was only 170. Due to which she got pressure and stress. She would have another heart attack if she didn’t have surgery. Finally, it was a good day that she survived.

Her Biography 

Born in 1962 and raised Commack, Network America, Rosie attended Commack High School; she is a college dropout student from Boston University.

 In 1996, she started hosting the daytime show called “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” Talk show host even donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross to help victims of ‘September 11’ attacks.

Rosie, an LGBT activist, went to daytime talk show after the success of her role in the film, A League of their own (1992).

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