Rosie O’Donnell‘s publicist confirmed the report and according to the New York Post she is leaving The View to focus on her five children (and her health.) She first joined the show in 2006 and her arrival and left in 2007 and returned last year, after a major shake-up and things haven’t been so smooth, on or off the air. ABC confirmed her departure from the talk show in this statement:
Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show.
When she told us she wanted to exit ‘The View,’ we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first.
We’re delighted she’s still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on ‘The Fosters,’ and we know she’ll return to ‘The View’ often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.
O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds have been married since of June 2012 and adopted a daughter together. Apparently, they been living apart for months now.