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Rosie O’Donnell Tells Dr. Oz: My Fiancée Michelle Makes Me Workout

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Jan. 26 2012, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Senior Reporter

Tough love or loving support?

Rosie O'Donnell sits down with Dr. Oz on her OWN talk show on Friday and Monday to discuss her struggles with her weight and reveals that she has a secret workout weapon -- her fiancée Michelle Rounds.

“I had all of this stress, and I said it was the worst day, and I yelled at these people and she said ‘OK, you gonna go work out?’” Rosie tells Dr. Oz Michelle doesn’t let her rest on her laurel and is supporting her in her weight loss goals.

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“She didn’t say it meanly, but she said, ‘We can talk about it while you’re on the treadmill.’”

Always the comedian, Rosie jokes about how she was planning on dealing with her stress.  “My initial thought was I’m not going to work out, I’m going to have a bottle of wine and have all that diet ice cream.  Not just the one serving. The diet, because I was going to be good.”

Instead, with the support of her fiancée, she hit the treadmill and credits Michelle with helping her take a healthy path for dealing with stress.

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“Instead of eating, she said, ‘you’re creating new neuro-pathways to deal with your stress, honey.  You can’t sit on the couch and eat and complain about how you hate yourself for being mean at work. But that’s what you do and you beat yourself up Right?’ So maybe there is something to doing that. To teaching people to support their loved one who’s big.”

Part One of the Dr. Oz and Rosie episode airs Friday, January 27 at 7pm on OWN and Part Two airs Monday, January 30 at 7 pm on OWN.

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