Kelli O'Donnell & Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O' Donnell and Kelli Carpenter

Rosie O' Donnell and Kelli Carpenter  


Kelli O'Donnell and Rosie O'Donnell were married for 2 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 2003 and married on 26th Feb 2004. 2 years later they divorced in 2008.

They had 8 children, Parker Jaren (26), Parker Jaren (26), Chelsea Belle (23), Chelsea Belle (23), Vivienne Rose (21), Blake Christopher (21), Blake Christopher (21) and Vivienne Rose (18).


Kelli O'Donnell is a 53 year old American Business Professional. Born Kelli Carpenter on 24th May, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, she is famous for Co-Founder of R Family Vacations. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Rosie O'Donnell is a 59 year old American Actress. Born Roseann Theresa O`Donnell on 21st March, 1962 in Commack, Long Island, New York, USA, she is famous for A League of Their Own. Her zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2003 - 26th Feb 2004 1 year, 1 month
Married26th Feb 2004 - 2007 2 years, 10 months
Total 2003 - 2007 4 years

On February 26, 2004, O`Donnell married Kelli Carpenter, a former Nickelodeon marketing executive, in San Francisco two weeks after SF`s Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized the granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Her decision to go to San Francisco to marry Carpenter was seen as a show of defiance against President George W. Bush over his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment.
"We were both inspired to come here after the sitting president made the vile and hateful comments he made... [O]ne thought ran through my mind on the plane out here - with liberty and justice for all.
The couple were married by San Francisco Treasurer Susan Leal, one of the city`s highest ranking lesbian officials and they were serenaded by the San Francisco Gay Men`s Chorus. On ABC`s "Good Morning America," O`Donnell said during the trial over Rosie magazine she had decided to marry Carpenter, in part because even though they acted as spouses they legally were no closer than friends.
"We applied for spousal privilege and were denied it by the state. As a result, everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence and conversation was entered into the record ... I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage."
All the same-sex marriage licenses were later voided by the California Supreme Court.
The couple are parents to adopted children Parker Jaren (born May 25, 1995), Chelsea Belle (born September 20, 1997), and Blake Christopher (born December 5, 1999). Their fourth child, Vivienne Rose (who was conceived through artificial insemination), was born November 29, 2002 to Carpenter. In 2000 the family took in a foster child Mia (born in 1997), and announced intentions to adopt her. In 2001 the state of Florida removed Mia from their home, and Rosie has since worked extensively to bring an end to the Florida law prohibiting same-sex family adoption.
Rosie and her family currently reside in Nyack, New York, a suburb of New York City that is located in Rockland County and in Miami`s Star Island. O`Donnell`s brother Daniel, who is also gay, represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan as a member of the New York State Assembly. O`Donnell and fellow actress Bridget Moynahan are 3rd cousins.

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Relationship Timeline

2008 - Divorce

2007 - Breakup

26th February, 2004 - Marriage

2003 - Hookup

29th November, 2002 - Child

5th December, 1999 - Child

20th September, 1997 - Child

25th May, 1995 - Child

Couple Comparison

Kelli O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
Kelli O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Light


Parker JarenMale25th May, 199526 years old
Parker JarenMale25th May, 199526 years old
Chelsea BelleFemale9th September, 199723 years old
Chelsea BelleFemale20th September, 199723 years old
Vivienne RoseFemale29th November, 199921 years old
Blake ChristopherMale5th December, 199921 years old
Blake ChristopherMale5th December, 199921 years old
Vivienne RoseFemale29th November, 200218 years old


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hannahmaxrenji5757Jan 26, 2010

i really was sorry to hear that rosie, kelli broke up.i really like rosie shes a down to earth person, her children are growing fast. i cannot believe her oldest son parker 14 already. i last saw him on special on thecruise. i wish the best to all of you , and thank you for being nice and helping the many children you help.

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