Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds
have postponed their wedding after Rounds was diagnosed with Desmoid
O'Donnell revealed the couple's plans
on her blog earlier this week.
“we had to postpone our wedding re
schedule for next summer in lieu of gifts – we ask for donations
DTRF Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation,” she wrote.
Rounds, a New York City headhunter,
reportedly first fell ill in May, after a trip to Big Sur.
“undiagnosed – again and again her
pain grew worse it seemed impossible no one knew what was wrong.
life changes in an instant,” she
O'Donnell announced the engagement to
her now-defunct The Rosie Show studio audience in Chicago
during a commercial break in December.
In an ABC Nightline interview,
she discussed meeting Rounds.
“I walked into a Starbucks in the
summer and she was holding a little puppy,” O'Donnell said. “I
thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that's what
she looked like to me. And she's a 40-year-old gay woman.”
“My gaydar was way off!” she said
with a laugh.
“I think if I had known that she was
gay, I wouldn't have been brave enough to talk to her,” O'Donnell
This is the second marriage for
O'Donnell, who came out gay in 2002 and shares 4 children with
ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.