And just like that, she’s gone.
Rumors were rampant last month that Rosie Perez would be leaving The View (those rumors turned out to be false), but as it turns out, Rosie O’ Donnell will be the Rosie leaving earlier than expected.
According to reports, Rosie and her wife Michelle Rounds split in November, and she’s leaving the show to focus on her family.
Rosie’s publicist Cindi Berger released the following statement:
“I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave ‘The View.’ Next week will be her last.“
ABC wasn’t far behind, issuing their own as well:
“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.“
We’re sad to say it, but it may be time to let The View go; they can’t seem to get things right.