Chelsea O’Donnell Says Mom Rosie O’Donnell Kicked Her Out; Rosie Is ‘Heartbroken’ Over Daughter’s Claims
Rosie O’Donnell‘s daughter Chelsea O’Donnell claims that she didn’t run away – but that her mother kicked her out of the house.
Chelsea O’Donnell Claims Rosie Kicked Her Out
Chelsea, 18, who long had a difficult relationship with her famous mother, had planned on leaving the family home in Nyack, N.Y., on her 18th birthday. Ahead of her birthday, Chelsea claims that Rosie had her pack her bags and leave. “Rosie knew I was planning to leave, that’s why I think she kicked me out,” Chelsea told the Daily Mail.
Before Rosie allegedly kicked Chelsea out, she had tried to get her to talk. When she wouldn’t, that’s when she gave her the boot.
“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,” Chelsea added to the U.K. paper. “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.”
Back in August, Rosie had taken to Twitter to reveal that Chelsea, then 17, was missing. She noted that this was of even greater concern, as Chelsea suffered from an undisclosed mental illness. While Chelsea reasons that Rosie claimed she was missing to save face, she struggles to understand why she would imply she was mentally ill.
“I think she [said I was missing] because people started asking questions and she didn’t want to seem like this bad parent that had kicked her daughter out.” Chelsea said, adding, “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.”
Elsewhere in the lengthy interview, Chelsea claims that Rosie had a lot of me-time despite having a house filled with children. Among her solo pursuits was blasting Madonna while smoking pot in the craft house. Chelsea also claims that Rosie’s public persona was in stark contrast to the woman she knows, and that her relationship with her adoptive mother went downhill following her divorce from Kelli Carpenter.
Rosie finds Chelsea’s interview “heartbreaking on every level,” a rep told Us Weekly.