I remember coming home from school everyday and jumping in front of the television (with much enthusiasm I might add) to watch the Rosie O’Donnell talk show. She was so funny to watch and always had so much fun with her guests on every episode. Rosie also had a way of making the viewer feel like she really was one of your best friends that you hung out with for an hour every weekday.
Naturally, when her show ended, I was devastated and dreaded coming home from school because I knew my afternoon would no longer be filled with that loud voice joking about unthinkable things.
Of course, life went on and I found other shows to fill my time with, but it seemed that Rosie O’Donnell had not only disappeared from prime time television, she had also disappeared from the face of the Earth. She was no longer in magazines or the news until…she came out as a lesbian. I felt so proud that she had the guts to share something so intimate with everyone even when she knew what kind of negative backlash she would inevitably receive.
From then on, Rosie was back!
When I heard about her heart attack last week, I thought, “This woman cannot catch a break!” Thankfully, she is out of the hospital and is doing fine, but the whole ordeal really made me want something, anything, good to happen to her because she deserves that much.
My hopes for her were met this morning when while scrolling through my news headlines I read, “Rosie O’Donnell Is Married! And Has Been For Months!” She and her wife said “I do” in a secret ceremony a few months ago and they seem really happy together.
Congratulations Rosie! You provided me with many laughs and much enjoyment and I wish you and your new wife all the best!
What celebrities have provided happiness to you?