Michelle Rounds, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, has died at the age of 46.
Reports indicate she committed suicide on Monday at her home in Florida, according to TMZ.
Rosie has released this statement: “I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife and their child.”
Rounds and O’Donnell met in 2011 and were married in 2012 before splitting two years later.
They officially divorced, citing an “irretrievably broken relationship,” in February 2016, with O’Donnell telling reporters they were “both happy with the outcome.”
But Rounds told Entertainment Tonight: “Depends on what you mean by how I’m doing … I am so much happier. Being out of that chaotic environment that I was in. And hostile environment. And I feel more alive than I’ve ever felt in my life.”