Comic Rosie’s heartache at ex-wife death

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY SYLVIA POWNALL

TALK show host Rosie O’don­nell has spo­ken of her sad­ness on hear­ing her for­mer part­ner had died of an ap­par­ent sui­cide.

Her ex-wife Michelle Rounds was found dead at her home ear­lier this week.

The cou­ple were mar­ried in a hos­pi­tal cer­e­mony in 2012 while Rounds was be­ing treated for be­nign tu­mours and shortly after co­me­dian O’don­nell had suf­fered a heart at­tack.

They split in 2015 and en­gaged in a cus­tody bat­tle over their then two-yearold daugh­ter Dakota which ended last year with O’don­nell be­ing awarded sole cus­tody.

She said in a state­ment: “I am sad­dened to hear about this ter­ri­ble tragedy.

“Men­tal ill­ness is a very se­ri­ous is­sue.”

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