Rosie's Engaged! O'Donnell Pops Question To Cop Girlfriend After Whirlwind Romance

Rosie O’Donnell is engaged, can exclusively report.

A family insider confirmed to that the former talk show host has proposed to her girlfriend of nearly one year, Elizabeth Rooney.

A source confirmed to that O’Donnell, 56, popped the question to the 33-year-old blond beauty over the summer —  but the couple kept the big announcement under wraps due to Rooney’s position as a police officer in Worcester, Mass, said the source.

Article continues below advertisement

“Elizabeth is in the police force so she tries to keep a lot of those details on the low,” said the source.

O’Donnell and Rooney went public with their relationship in November 2017 after the outspoken host's ex-wife Michelle Rounds’ shocking suicide.

Despite the 23-year age gap, the family source insisted that O’Donnell and Rooney are “very much in love.”

“They’re very, very happy,” the source told “I do believe that this will see its full life-term expectancy.”

A rep for O'Donnell did not comment on the engagement, but did tell 'I can confirm that they are together."

Rooney, a New England native, has already introduced most of her close family members to the former View host. The insider revealed that the police officer’s engagement to the hot-headed comedian did not come as a shock.

“Liz is a big personality,” said the source. “She always has been. She is incredibly endearing so it’s no surprise at all.”

Rosie O'Donnell
Article continues below advertisement

This would be Rooney’s first marriage, and O’Donnell’s third. As readers know, O’Donnell was married to Rounds for three years before the two endured a nasty divorce in 2015.

Rounds was found dead in September 2017 surrounded by pill bottles.

The ex-television host’s first marriage to Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell also ended in divorce. Kelli ultimately remarried Anne Steele, who O’Donnell notoriously feuded with.

What do you think of O’Donnell’s shocking engagement? Sound off in the comments!

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

Get the exclusive celebrity scoop on all the stars you love before any of your friends by subscribing to our new podcast Straight Shuter below!



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.