Rosie O’Donnell to Exit ‘The View’
Rosie O’Donnell is once again leaving The View.
This news comes just a few weeks after rumors swirled that Rosie Perez was leaving the program.
“Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show,” ABC News said in a statement. “When she told us that 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.”
So why is O’Donnell leaving this time?
O’Donnell’s personal rep Cindi Berger offered up a reason. “Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November,” Berger said in a statement tonight. “Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. … 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.”