Rosie O’Donnell took to the stage over the weekend for a stand-up gig. She decided to address the “elephant in the room” and discuss her daughter Chelsea, who left with her biological mother when she turned 18 and has given revealing interviews to the press about life with Rosie.
I love all of my kids. My daughter has been in the news. It’s been in the news, but it’s not news to the family. It’s been a decade long. As Mom, my wish is for love and peace and wait until it’s done.”
She also added:
Chelsea just turned 18. For adopted children 18 is a magic number. At 18 they’re gonna rebel any way they can, any way they can get your attention. I keep thinking I see Chelsea. When your kid isn’t there you see them everywhere.”
I think that’s true for many people who turn 18: they feel like they’re an adult, so they can do what they want. They’re FREE, but they have no appreciation for the responsibility that adulthood entails.
It’s clear that Chelsea has struggled for a while. Hopefully she and Rosie are able to find a way to repair their relationship eventually. It’s sad to think of them having to go through this estrangement.
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