“Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families.My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife Krista and their child.” The Emmy-winning comedian and Rounds began dating in 2011.
Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families,” O’Donnell said in a statement to Page Six at the time of Rounds’ death.“I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy,” O’Donnell, 55, said in a statement to Us on Friday, September 15.Rosie O’Donnell‘s ex-wife’s death has officially been ruled a suicide.The District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed to Page Six that Michelle Rounds committed suicide at her Florida home on Sept. The cause of death is listed as intoxication by amitriptyline, clonazepam and quetiapine — which are all prescription medications — Us Weekly reported Wednesday.Rounds had requested sole custody initially claiming she was a more attentive parent.
She also argued that O'Donnell should be subject to drug tests because of her excessive drinking and marijuana usage.They married in a private ceremony in New York City in June 2012 and adopted a daughter, Dakota, in January 2013.The former couple split in November 2014 and finalized their divorce in March 2016.It is unclear if that was a reference to O'Donnell or Rounds.A source revealed to Daily that Rounds' 2015 suicide attempt occurred shortly after she lost custody of the couple's daughter Dakota.She hopes it can still happen,' said the source.'It hasn’t been an easy time for Michelle with Rosie stepping out with her new girlfriend and losing custody of Dakota to her.' Tough time: Rounds previously attempted to commit suicide in 2015 with pills and wine, but was saved when a friend had security kick down the door to her hotel room (l to r: Blake, Vivienne, O'Donnell, Rounds, Chelsea and a friend at a Broadway show in 2014)The pair's whirlwind romance started in the summer of 2011, when Rosie approached the corporate headhunter in a Starbucks because she thought Rounds' puppy was cute.