Michelle Rounds: Everything You Need to Know About Rosie O'Donnell's Fiance

rosie o'donnellQuick, what's the name of Rosie O'Donnell's new fiance? Oh, I'm sorry -- your time is up: It's Michelle Rounds. Don't be too hard on yourself, though, because nobody else knows anything about O'Donnell's wife-to-be, either.

Well, that's not entirely true. We do know at least two things about the woman: She has a bee-yoo-tiful rock on her finger courtesy of her beloved, and we can tell from the same Twitter pic of the ring that she has lovely teeth, too.

But beyond the smile and the accessories, who IS Michelle Rounds??

I have a feeling we'll get to know her pretty well by the time the wedding rolls around, but for now, a few basic facts ...

  1. She's 40 years old, which makes her nearly a decade younger than 49-year-old O'Donnell. Does this make O'Donnell a cougar? I say NO. Let's reserve that term for women dating/marrying people at least 15 years younger than they are, m'kay?
  2. She works as a headhunter in NYC for an IT company. Hmm, so she's not in showbiz? How on earth did she and O'Donnell meet? Funny you should ask ...
  3. She and O'Donnell met at a Starbucks. Rosie has since commented that her "gaydar was way off," because she took Rounds to be a straight girl in her 20s, not a 40-year-old lesbian.
  4. Her family didn't know she was a lesbian until earlier this year. Apparently even Rounds' dad was in the dark until he read about her relationship with O'Donnell in the papers. Congrats, Grandpa! You've got 4 new step-grandchildren.
  5. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz, according to her LinkedIn profile. I'm guessing since she went to a New York state school, she might be from the tri-state area, just like her fiance? Either way, they must have plenty in common.

Congrats, Rosie and Michelle!

What do you think of Michelle Rounds?


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