December 8, 2022

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Why I’m Not Mates With Ellen DeGeneres

Still harm. Rosie O’Donnell is finding candid about why she’s not precisely close buddies with Ellen DeGeneres.

When on Check out What Comes about Dwell With Andy Cohen on Thursday, September 15, the previous Rosie Demonstrate host, 60, admitted to feeling some stress in between herself and the Ellen alum, 64.

However O’Donnell experienced DeGeneres as a guest on her talk present — which aired from 1996 to 2002 — the Discovering Nemo voice actress under no circumstances invited O’Donnell to her eponymous plan right up until the end of its 19-time operate.


Rosie O’Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres.
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“Did they not talk to [you to appear]?” Andy Cohen requested.

“No,” O’Donnell responded. “We had a minor bit of a odd thing, and soon after my demonstrate went off the air and hers was coming on the air, Larry King was on with Ellen and he said, ‘What at any time happened to Rosie O’Donnell? Her show went down the tubes! She arrived out as a lesbian and disappeared!’”

The Now and Then actress continued: “And Ellen explained — and I’m quoting — ‘I really do not know Rosie. We’re not close friends.’ I was in bed with [ex-wife] Kelli [Carpenter] and I reported ‘Did I just hear that? Or was that a hallucination, auditory voice in my …’ And that’s what transpired. And it damage my inner thoughts like a little one. And I never actually received around it.”

Even though Cohen considered that DeGeneres “never asked” the previous See cohost to occur on The Ellen DeGeneres Present, O’Donnell clarified that producers did as her at the time towards the stop of the series’ run.

“I was gonna go on for [the Showtime series] SMILF, but I required to bring somebody else with me so it was a little much less awkward,” she spelled out. “They didn’t want to do that.”

As for how O’Donnell feels now, she talked about at the stop of the conversation that she only wishes DeGeneres “all good matters in her life” and that she “be well.”

As a guest on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, DeGeneres talked over her selection to appear out in the entertainment industry — an unheard of event at the time.

Forward of the “Puppy Episode” on Ellen, which saw the comedian address her sexuality for the very first time, DeGeneres explained to the League of Their Possess actress that the character was “Lebanese.” The joke prompted the Significantly … I’m Kidding writer to talk about rumors with no revealing also much of the plot.

Both women of all ages applied their respective platforms to occur out as lesbians. O’Donnell, for her element, shared the information during a 2002 appearance at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York.