Rosie O’Donnell Speaks Out About Recent Breakup With Fiancée: ‘I Am Hoping for the Best’

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News broke last month that former View co-host Rosie O’Donnell had broken up with her fiancée Elizabeth Rooney. But from the sounds of it, all hope is not lost.

At least, not yet.

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“I’m good,” O’Donnell told Extra during an interview this week about her fiancée of nearly one year. “We are still figuring things out. It’s hard in the public light. It’s hard for a person who is a normal person in a normal job. I’m kind of used to it. We are trying to figure it out. I am a hopeful person and I am hoping for the best.”

O’Donnell was in New York to celebrate the success of her non-profit Rosie’s Theater Kids on Monday, attending the event with her children.

“They are supposed to be here and we are supposed to be taking photos with the family — my children and their respective dates,” she said. “It’s a big night. They each brought their respective boyfriend or girlfriend.”

The 57-year-old comedian also talked about being on hand to witness the birth of her granddaughter recently.

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“I got there just in time,” she said of her daughter Chelsea’s recent delivery. “She had just pushed the baby out and I got to hold her when she was just spanking new. Chelsea has grown a lot — having a baby and being in a committed relationship. Now, we all root for each other. I told her, whether she believes it or not, I am her mother and it’s the mother’s job to guide you into adulthood. She is really maturing and I am really proud of her and looking forward to seeing them for the holidays.”

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