It’s no secret that Rosie O’Donnell and her r Family Vacations company (started with former flame Kelli Carpenter O’Donnell) love Seattle, Washington. Next time the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender family-geared cruise company takes sail to the freezing cold Alaskan waterways, Rosie might be onboard with a new partner. Her name: Tracy Kachtick-Anders.
Rosie O’Donnell admitted recently that she and Kelli Carpenter O’Donnell had called it quits. Partners for approximately 12 years, Rosie and Kelli were leading separate lives for nearly two years before admitting to the public that their relationship was over.
Rosie O’Donnell made this statement to USA Today at the time of the announcement:
We’re a family, we remain a family and we’re working on the issues. Kelli and I love each other very much and we are working on our issues. Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever. And that is something that has been agreed upon by all parties. But everything’s fine and everybody’s good and we’re still both raising them together. We will both continue to parent them and we’re friendly and everything’s all right.
The National Enquirer posted the following on November 11, 2009:
Summing up her years with ex-wife ROSIE O’DONNELL – and revealing why there’s NO chance they’ll recon-smile – KELLI CARPENTER told pals the comedienne’s “a monster to live with and, other than being a great mom, has no positive aspects!”
Despite their vow to stay “friendly” in public, sources say, Kelli admits in private that “DONALD TRUMP was right – Rosie destroys everything in her life.”
Said a close friend: “Kelli thinks Rosie’s a great parent, but a lousy mate. She’s a monster to live with. While she is kind and patient with their four children, she’s snappish, condescending and constantly argumentative with Kelli.”
Having a large family didn’t help. “Rosie’s focus turned from Kelli to their four kids…and took her eye off the ball in their relationship. Finally seeing the writing on the wall, Kelli opted out. Rosie was heartbroken, but accepted it,” said the friend.
“She was a big enough woman – no pun intended – to realize much of it was her fault.”
Today, reports are circulating on stations such as CNN that Rosie O’Donnell and new partner Tracy Kachtick-Anders are on the verge of moving in together. Will Tracy be able to put up with Rosie’s supposed “snapish” ways?