Comedian and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has welcomed a new daughter, Dakota, into her family after adopting the baby girl on Wednesday.
O’Donnell posted a picture of herself and wife Michelle Rounds holding the baby on her Twitter account on Wednesday with the caption, “we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota - #withloveandthanks AMEN.”
A publicist for O’Donnell told Reuters that the couple had already legally adopted the baby girl, who was born on Jan. 5. According to the publicist, the "moms and baby are happy and healthy."
USA Today notes that in January 2012, Rosie appeared on “Dr. Oz” to announce that Rounds was “trying to get pregnant.” But soon after that, Rounds was diagnosed with desmoids tumors and underwent several surgeries. The couple then turned to adoption.
O’Donnell and Rounds were married at a private ceremony in New York last June. O’Donnell did not publicly announce the marriage until after she suffered a heart attack in August, though the pair were engaged in front of a live studio audience on the set of “The Rosie Show” in December 2011.
O’Donnell hosted “The Rosie Show” on the OWN network, owned by Oprah Winfrey, from October 2011 to March 2012. Before that, O’Donnell was on the panel of “The View.”
O’Donnell also has four other children, according to Newsday: Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 13, and Vivienne, 10. Dakota is Rounds’ first child.
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