Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea says she doesn’t love her famous mom and can’t forgive her
Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged teen daughter has again gone public over her falling out with her famous parent.
‘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,’ Chelsea O’Donnell tells Inside Edition in an interview to air Monday.
O’Donnell took to social media over the summer to report the girl missing and that Chelsea had stopped taking medication for an undisclosed mental illness.
‘I care about her and I hope she’s doing well, but love is a really big word and I wouldn’t really use that,’ says the daughter who recently turned 18.
But Chelsea is not letting her birth mother, Deanna Micoley, off the hook either. After leaving O’Donnell’s home in New York last month, the teen stayed with Micoley in Wisconsin but left after only six days.
‘I was hoping it would have been more of a motherly relationship she would have wanted, not a friend,’ Chelsea says.
The teen also disputes Micoley’s claim that she was forced to sign Chelsea’s adoption papers.
‘I know that isn’t true,’ she says. ‘I have papers that she signed her rights away with the signature. She knew what she was doing. I wasn’t stolen from her.’
Chelsea says she’s now living with friends in New York and hopes to finish high school and go on to college.
As for Rosie, she took to Twitter calling out Chelsea for giving another interview. The comic, actress and talk show host tweeted a screenshot of Chelsea’s recent plea stating in part: ‘I have asked to not be brought into any Rosie drama and I don’t want to hear anything about her.’
Wrote Rosie: ’18 years ago tomorrow – i met my daughter for the first time … a plea 10 days ago …now a photo shoot #choice.’
In an interview with Daily Mail Online earlier this month, Chelsea portrayed Rosie as a distant mother who can’t cook, smokes pot, has a short fuse and delegates a lot of her parental duties up to nannies.
‘I never felt connected to her and I never really enjoyed being around her,’ she said.