Gay Issues

Rosie O'Donnell Met Her New Girlfriend at Starbucks

| by Michael Allen

Rosie O'Donnell introduced her new girlfriend Michelle Rounds on Monday night at O'Donnell's annual 'Rosie Theater Kids Gala' in New York City. A source told People magazine: "They met at a Starbucks a few months ago. They are adorable together and are very, very happy."

An upbeat O'Donnell, 49, joked onstage at the gala that she had just bought a new red bra "with the underpants that match and everything."

Her new girlfriend is a corporate head hunter for an IT company in New York City.  O'Donnell has four children with ex-partner Kelli Carpenter, whom she married in 2004. They separated three years later.

Rosie recently told O, The Oprah Magazine that she feels much calmer these days and is not so angry:  "You know, I think I had a lot more rage than I was aware of. But I’ve gotten back access to my other feelings. I’m not cut off from my emotions anymore. The rage has gone away. There’s been a healing."

"I had, like, zero estrogen," she says. "And since I got some, I’ve been able to function more normally. I’ve stopped being so angry."

Rosie returns to TV on Oct. 10 with The Rosie Show, on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.