The tumultuous relationship between Rosie O’Donnell and her daughter Chelsea surfaced a few months ago when the then-17-year-old was reported missing by her famous mom. In an interview with Inside Edition, however, Chelsea paints an extremely different picture of what actually occurred when she was picked up at the home of an older man earlier this year.
Fox411 reports that in a recent interview with Inside Edition, O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea not only stated that using the word “love” was too strong for her mother, but that the former The View co-host kicked her out of the family home in August, despite telling authorities that her daughter ran away.
“She got upset with me because I wouldn’t talk to her. And said she was getting all that stuff at work and didn’t need it at home and to take my dog and ‘have a nice life.'”
The news of what really happened, at least according to Chelsea, stems from the August 11 incident in which she was accused by O’Donnell of running away to New Jersey to meet up with a 25-year-old man, Steven Sheerer, that she reportedly met on the friendship and dating application, Tinder. A week after she went missing, Chelsea, who was only 17 at the time, was taken from Sheerer’s home and returned back to O’Donnell’s home.
Just a few months later, after she turned 18, Chelsea once again left the family home she shared with O’Donnell and her other siblings, and moved in with her birth mother in Connecticut. Chelsea hasn’t returned to O’Donnell’s home and admits that she doesn’t miss her adoptive mother at all, who she said acted in unforgivable ways by telling the public of her mental problems.
“Some of things that have happened in the last few months I can’t get over or forgive her for; kicking me out of the house, putting it out that I’m mentally unstable.”
During the time Chelsea was missing, a clearly worried O’Donnell told authorities, as well as her Twitter followers, that her daughter is mentally unstable and needs to be home immediately, something that Chelsea apparently didn’t appreciate. O’Donnell explained in August that she meant no harm when announcing Chelsea’s mental instability, and that although the media may have recently learned of it, it wasn’t anything new within the family.
“I love all of my kids. My daughter has been in the news. It’s been in the news, but it’s not news to the family. It’s been a decade long. As Mom, my wish is for love and peace and wait until it’s done.”
Yet, despite Chelsea’s animosity, O’Donnell continues to reach out to her. On October 30, the actress took to Twitter to announce that the 18-year mark of when she first laid eyes on Chelsea was almost here.
Us Weekly reports that although O’Donnell hasn’t given an interview yet of her own after her daughter’s public Q&A, her Twitter reply indicates that O’Donnell is not pleased with Chelsea’s decision to provide an interview with the media.
O’Donnell also made reference to Chelsea’s October 20 Twitter post, in which she asked the public to stop asking her questions regarding drama with her mother. So far, Chelsea has not replied to her mother, at least publicly.
Riffs between teenagers and their parents are nothing new. Even when teenagers hit the magical age of 18, history shows that in numerous cases, tensions between parents and children tend to escalate before winding down. Hopefully, Rosie O’Donnell and Chelsea will one day come to terms again and maintain a happy family life.
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