Rosie O’Donnell and partner Kelli Carpenter have admitted to currently going through a rough patch in their relationship at the moment. A friend of the couple tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that despite their efforts, their marriage has reached it’s end.
When asked about “Carpenter O’Donnell” the friend made the telling reference: “soon to be just Kelli Carpenter again.”
The friend added, “They’re definitely separated and this has been going on for quite some time. It’s never easy when you’re in the public eye and trying to go through something as private as a divorce.”
Currently, the couple is “just really struggling right now. The kids are their number one priority and they’re doing everything they can to protect them.” O’Donnell and Carpenter have four children: Parker, 14, Chelsea, 12 and Blake, 9 are adopted while Vivienne, 6, was conceived through a sperm donation and born to Carpenter.
Despite statements from their rep saying the two were “working through their issues” RadarOnline.com confirmed Wednesday that Carpenter had already moved out of their Manhattan condo months ago.
Carpenter in particular is hoping they can resolve their disputes quickly and quietly.
“Kelli’s relationship before Rosie ended terribly and she doesn’t want that to happen again.”