Rosie Admits Partner Kelli ‘Moved Out Two Years Ago’

Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell and Rosie O’Donnell

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updated 11/14/2009 AT 6:05 PM ET

originally published 11/14/2009 AT 6:30 PM ET

Rosie O’Donnell may have said last month that she was done commenting on breakup rumors dogging her relationship with her partner of five years, Kelli Carpenter, but that changed Friday.

On her Sirius Satellite radio show, O’Donnell suddenly admitted Carpenter had moved out of their home two years ago. The reason for the big reveal? A pressing psychic and a long-haired chihuahua.

“Where did you get her from Rosie? Because she says she came from somewhere. And she said she s happier with you,” pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick said of O’Donnell’s dog Misty. “She’s so spoiled and she loves to burrow.”

O’Donnell confirmed: “She does! She burrows in the bed right next to me.”

And, when asked who “sometimes looks after her,” O’Donnell explained her four children all fight over caring for the pup, which she got three days after Carpenter left. “What happened [was] when Kelli moved out two years ago, I got the dog. Because I wanted another child or something to love. And I got the dog.”

On Oct. 20, O’Donnell told USA Today, “We’re a family, we remain a family … 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.”

Seems puppy love changes everything!


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