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Rosie O'Donnell announces engagement

Posted: 2:19 PM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 21:19:00Z

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married, a representative for the actress confirmed Tuesday to CNN.

O'Donnell¬† publicly announced her engagement to her girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney, on Monday evening in  an interview¬† with People Magazine.

The wedding is "a long time in the future," O'Donnell said. "We both decided that that would be best."

The couple have been dating long distance since they began their relationship last year.

Rooney took to Instagram Monday night to post a photo of her engagement ring with the caption, "Y E S," alongside heart and ring emoji.

"She lives in Boston now, and I live here in New York. It's been a long-distance thing. It's been great," O'Donnell said, adding, "I think she's a wonderful woman."

O'Donnell most previously was married to Michelle Rounds, who died last year. O'Donnell has five children, Parker, 23, Blake, 18, Vivienne, 15, Chelsea, 21, and Dakota, 5.