Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Says 'Everything Is Fine' But We're Not So Sure

rosie o'donnellWhen Rosie O'Donnell's 18-year-old daughter Chelsea disappeared, O'Donnell expressed concern over her "mentally ill" teen having recently quit her medication. But now Chelsea's birth mom, whom the teen has gone to live with, says there's "nothing wrong" with Chelsea. So who's right?


In an interview with the Daily Mail, Chelsea's birth mother, Deanna Micoley, says Chelsea "didn't want any more attention after everything with Rosie saying that she had a mental illness" and that "there's nothing wrong with her [Chelsea]. She's out with family right now and she's great."

"I would just shake my head at Rosie at this point," Micoley added. "I don't think Chelsea has mental illness and I don't think medication is something that she definitely needs." What Chelsea does need, according to Micoley, is a "quieter" family life, something Micoley believes she'll have with her in Niagara, Wisconsin, where Micoley lives with her 37-year-old truck-driver husband Tim and four children: Paige, 13; Landon, 4; Colton, 2; and 1-year-old Dawson.

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Chelsea, for her part, simply told the Daily Mail that "everything is fine."

Hmmm. While it's certainly tempting to believe that "everything is fine" and Chelsea is not, in fact, suffering from any sort of mental illness, she has displayed some pretty questionable judgment as of late; namely, running away to hole up with a 25-year-old convicted heroin dealer she met on Tinder when she was still technically 17. So, there's that. Then there's the issue of Micoley accusing O'Donnell of "stealing" Chelsea from her when she put her up for adoption at 2 months old -- Micoley claims that because she was under the influence of heroin at the time, she shouldn't have been allowed to sign her daughter away. 

Yikes. Naturally I don't know any of these people personally and have no idea what kind of a mother O'Donnell was, but it sure seemed like she cared a lot about her kids all these years, and there's no denying she gave them every opportunity under the sun. So it's sad to see this rift happening, even if it is understandable that Chelsea would want to connect with her birth mother. Plus, it's worrisome to think that Chelsea might have an actual mental illness that's currently going untreated -- and is likely to remain untreated while she's with Micoley. 

Let's hope that whatever happens, everyone involved at least stays safe and healthy.


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