Rosie O’Donnell’s 18-year-old daughter Chelsea O’Donnell isn’t living at home anymore and she’s been cut off, so she’s gotta make that money by spilling her side of the messiness to The Daily Mail.
Back in August, Rosie declared on Twitter that her daughter Chelsea, who was 17 at the time, had gone missing. Police later found Chelsea O’Donnell hiding in the attic of a 25-year-old dude she met on Tinder. Rosie went after the Tinder dude by tweeting about how he was arrested for heroin possession once. A quick minute after Chelsea returned to Rosie’s house, she left again and went off to Wisconsin to live with her biological mother. Rosie reportedly cut Chelsea off money-wise. Chelsea has since moved to New Jersey to live with the Tinder dude and his family. Chelsea gave her side of the story and more (read: it’s LONG) to The Daily Mail and of course, Rosie isn’t exactly burping up sunshine and rainbows about it.
Chelsea’s childhood was mostly happy, because she spent most of her time with her brothers and sisters and her nannies. Chelsea says she was closer to one of her nannies than her own mother. Rosie played with them sometimes, but their relationship wasn’t very warm and she never felt connected to her mother. Things went from happy to not-so-happy during Chelsea’s adolescence. Chelsea suffers from depression and anxiety and it got worse when Rosie’s marriage to Kelli Carpenter fell apart. Chelsea lived with Kelli for a little bit, but Rosie eventually sent her to a “therapeutic” boarding school in Utah for three years. Chelsea hopped from that boarding school to another boarding school in Massachusetts. Chelsea and her mother’s relationship got even shittier when Rosie and her second wife Michelle Rounds broke up. Chelsea was planning to move out on her 18th birthday, but Rosie kicked her out two weeks beforehand.
“She told me to leave and take my dog. Rosie said that I was almost 18, and she got all this crap from work, and she didn’t want to have to deal with that at home too. Rosie knew I was planning to leave, that’s why I think she kicked me out. She asked me to talk about what was going on and I didn’t want to. So she asked for my phone and my computer. This was hours before she told me to leave. I gave them to her. A few hours later, she told me to leave. I wasn’t planning to go until I turned 18 on the 24th. Rosie said that I was almost 18, and she got all this crap from work, and she didn’t want to have to deal with that at home too.”
Chelsea thinks that people started asking Rosie where she was and Rosie didn’t want to look like a shit mom, so she screamed for help on Twitter.
“I think she did that because people started asking questions and she didn’t want to seem like this bad parent that had kicked her daughter out. Putting out there that I am mentally ill was really hurtful. People think I’m this crazy person and as I’ve said, I have depression and bad anxiety – but it’s been something that’s gotten a lot better. But these were personal things and I didn’t want anyone to know them about me. I wouldn’t say I’m mentally ill – I would say lots of people struggle with what I have.”
What really bothers Chelsea about Rosie is that she puts on a manufactured sweet smile when in public, but when at home, she stays in her craft house where she smokes pot, paints and blasts Madonna and Chris Brown songs.
“I find her not genuine a lot of the time. When we’d go out, she was a completely different person in public than at home and I had a hard time with that. It’s like two different people. I feel she should be her real self, who she really is. She has this public persona; she will put this big smile on her face and try to be funny. She would always go up to people and want to hold their babies in public. She had this happy, friendly side to her. Whereas when we were home, even if it was on the same day, she would either just be in her room, not engaging with us, or watching documentaries.
She has a whole house which is just for her arts and crafts. She bought the next door neighbor’s house. She goes and spends all day down there. Rosie does a lot of painting and doodles on these little ‘Munny’ dolls [customizable blank figurines] which she puts her signature on and sells online. She has some speakers set up and she blasts Madonna, she’s obsessed with her. But she also like to play Eminem and Chris Brown. She would watch documentaries and draw all day long, in her bedroom or in her arts and crafts house.”
Chelsea says a whole lot more including how Rosie allegedly lied to her about her birth mom being high on heroin while pregnant with her.
Rosie’s rep said that she was “heartbroken” over this interview.
Living with Rosie is probably as easy as trying to give a bikini wax to a rabid hyena, but I expected to read some heinous shit. I thought I was going to read the reboot of Mommie, Dearest titled Rosie, Dearest. I expected to read some “NO MORE WIRE HANGERS” type shit. But instead, Chelsea tells us that life was hard, because Rosie didn’t cook for them, yelled at them sometimes, spent all day in her craft house and punished them by taking away their electronics. Maybe there’s more to it, but that sounds like normal crap to me. However, blasting Chris Brown songs all day is a form of torture and Rosie should really be jailed for child abuse.
And if I was Rosie and was living in a house full of kids including teenagers, I would need more than weed. I would be asking Chelsea’s Tinder boyfriend to hook me up with some damn smack. But that’s why I’m not a parent to a bunch of kids.