Tearful Rosie Hints at Break-Up
O'Donnell says kids are priority, despite 'issues' with Carpenter
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 4:10 PM CDT
Rosie O'Donnell, right, and partner Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell arrive to the 18th annual GLAAD media awards, Monday, March 26, 2007, in New York.   (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
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(Newser) – Rosie O’Donnell confirmed today that there are “issues” in her marriage with Kelli Carpenter. Asked about hints she’s been dropping on her blog that the two have split, O’Donnell wouldn't divulge much. But she told USA Today, with tears welling: "We're a family, we remain a family, and we're working on the issues." She and Carpenter will continue parenting their four children together.

Later, she added: "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."