Rosie O’Donnell is in a reportedly deep depression after her daughter Chelsea’s tell-all interview, in which the now 18-year-old said some unflattering things about the former co-host of The View.
Chelsea described her adoptive mother as a “pot-smoking” tyrant with a “short fuse” in a tell-all interview with the Daily Mail.
Rosie apparently honed up to smoking pot inside her house, noting that it had been prescribed to her for depression. While O’Donnell has issued a statement acknowledging “disappointment” over the interview, a source close to the family tells Us Weekly that disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe what Rosie O’Donnell is currently feeling.
The source, who refused to be named, said that it was actually a “deep depression” and that “It’s very sad and Rosie doesn’t know how to handle it.”
The source also said that Chelsea, who moved out on her 18th birthday (and claims she was kicked out by Rosie), “won’t speak to” her mother.
Things went south for Chelsea and Rosie O’Donnell when Chelsea ran away two weeks shy of her 17th birthday. According to a past Inquisitr story, the teen was discovered in the company of a convicted heroin dealer, whom she had met on Tinder.
“Rosie knew I was planning to leave,” Chelsea said in comments to the Daily Mail. “That’s why I think she kicked me out.”
When Chelsea “went missing,” Rosie hit the media with a plea for her daughter’s safe return. At the time, the public was unaware of much of the turmoil surrounding Chelsea’s home life. That weighed into her decision to do the tell-all interview with the Mail.
One accusation that Chelsea made in the interview regarding Rosie O’Donnell was that she was a “phony,” who would “put on a happy face” in public, while “ignoring” Chelsea and her other children at home.
“It’s like two different people,” Chelsea said. “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.”
But at home, Rosie was anything but, going into a separate room and refusing to engage with her adopted children. She spent much of her time watching documentaries, and “if we didn’t want to do what she wanted to do, it would cause a big issue.”
Chelsea said that when she was 13-years-old, Rosie O’Donnell sent her to a boarding school “2,000 miles from home.”
As you might imagine, the overtly political comedian has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way over the years — namely conservatives — and many of her haters are absolutely loving what she is now going through with her daughter as evidenced in viewing Us Weekly and the Daily Mail‘s comments.
There were many “it was only a matter of time” and “serves her right” types of comments.
Some expressed sympathy for Chelsea, and mused that Rosie O’Donnell was part of the problem and “not the cure.”
Of course, there was also plenty of cracks about O’Donnell’s weight and her looks, with a few even saying that people like Rosie O’Donnell are why Donald Trump is so popular.
(Trump has frequently made Rosie the target of wisecracks up to and including the first debate for the Republican nomination for the 2016 election.)
But what do you think, readers? Are conservatives and other haters being too hard on Rosie O’Donnell? And by bringing daughter Chelsea’s decision to runaway public, is she really “asking for” a lot of this criticism? Sound off in the comments section!