What a surprise! Just a few days after Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack, the comedian decided to announce to the world via her blog that she and wife Michelle Rounds exchanged vows in a small ceremony on June 9.
The ceremony, which took place in New York, was an intimate ceremony. Rosie decided to push up the ceremony and not hold it off like earlier speculated, due to her fiancee’s tumors. Diagnosed with rare desmoid tumors, the wedding took place before Michelle Rounds went in for her June 14 surgery.
However, there’s plans for a big celebration when Rounds and O’Donnell aren’t on the mend from their illnesses. O’Donnell described their future plans on her blog:
“We married in private before [Michelle’s] surgery, just the [two] of us. “When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish. Thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times, including all of u stranger-friends connected thru invisible strands of wi fi.”
Of Michelle Rounds’ tumor, O’Donnell’s rep Cindi Berger said, “It is such a rare tumor. It took them quite a while to get an accurate diagnosis. She had several gastrointestinal surgeries to remove the desmoid tumors. She is now on the road to recovery.”
As for O’Donnell she is just lucky to be alive, having written on her blog earlier last week, “They call this type of heart attack/the Widow Maker/i am lucky to be here.”
In October the happy married couple plan to create awareness of Rounds desmoid tumors, that affects three out of every million people, by participating in an annual DTRF Running for Answers 5K, which will be held in Philadelphia on October 21.