For someone who was once called the "Queen of Nice," Rosie O'Donnell hasn't been showing her cheeriest side over these past few years. Whether she was trying to start trouble with Donald Trump's combover or having a sparring match with her former co-host on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, she's become more like the "Queen of Fury." But apparently all that's in the past and we should expect to see a brand new Rosie on her new talk show on OWN, which is scheduled to premiere next month.
In the upcoming October issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, O'Donnell expounds about the change in her attitude and opens up about her past anger saying, "You know, I think I had a lot more rage than I was aware of. But I’ve gotten back access to my other feelings. I’m not cut off from my emotions anymore … The rage has gone away … There’s been a healing." The comedian/talk show host does attribute one medical factor into her attitude adjustment. admitting, "I had, like, zero estrogen. And since I got some, I’ve been able to function more normally. I’ve stopped being so angry." So it turns out women really are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, and that Rosie just needed a little more of it in her system.
Of course she's had a lot of ups and downs along the way. She says the split in 2007 between her and her partner, Kelli Carpenter, was both "Humbling. And humiliating … In the O’Donnell family, no one had ever been divorced." But apparently the pair were just a little too different to make it work, claiming, "She wanted to play tennis at the country club, and I don’t do country clubs. I tried. They made an exception for a gay family, and we joined. It was a big thing: 'They let in a gay family – whoo!' So I show up to play with her, and somebody comes out and says, 'You can’t play unless you have tennis whites.'" But through it all, Rosie still manages to have the support and love of her 4 children: Parker, 16, Chelsea, 14 this month, Blake, 11, and Vivienne, 8. And she confesses to being a protective mother, stating, "I would die for any of my children, and, more importantly, I would live for any of them."
It certainly seems like she's got her priorities and temper back in order. She's back to being rosy!