Rosie O'Donnell's Ex Michelle Rounds Misses First Court Hearing in Divorce Case

Rosie O’Donnell was ready to battle it out with ex Michelle Rounds on Tuesday, but the star’s ex didn’t make it to the courtroom.

The estranged couple is fighting over custody of 2-year-old daughter Dakota. But after the little girl fell ill Tuesday with a 104.3 fever, Rounds opted to stay home with the sick toddler, a source tells PEOPLE.

Rosie O'Donnell's Ex Michelle Rounds Steps Out Again with Model Carmen Ortega

Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged wife Michelle Rounds stepped out for the second time this week with a new female friend while she faces an ongoing custody battle with the former View host.

Rounds was seen leaving Katsuya in Hollywood on Thursday with model Carmen Ortega.

Rosie O'Donnell's Rep Calls Ex's Custody Claim 'Absurd and Desperate'

Rosie O'Donnell: Leaving The View Was Doctor's Orders

Why Rosie O'Donnell Left The View

Her first run on The View was full of controversy and on-air clashes. Her return, seven years later, was hotly anticipated. But just six months later, Rosie O’Donnell is exiting again, leaving the ABC talk show without its resident spitfire.

Why? The 52-year-old comedian announced Friday that she’s refocusing her life after separating from wife Michelle Rounds.

Rosie O'Donnell Says Not Calling 911 During Heart Attack Was the 'Stupidest Decision'

Rosie O’Donnell could have died when she suffered a heart attack earlier this year, and she now says that deciding not to call 911 was a nearly fatal choice.

Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Are Married

Congratulations – and surprise! – Rosie O’Donnell is married.

O’Donnell, 50, who recently suffered a heart attack, moved up her planned wedding to fianceé Michelle Rounds after Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people.

Rosie O'Donnell Turns 50 and Parties with Mike Tyson!

Oprah Winfrey’s cancelation of Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN Network show last week didn’t rain on the parade of O’Donnell’s 50th birthday bash. If anything, it provided reason to amp up Monday night’s celebrating.

Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Have a Rockin' Date Night in Miami

Rosie O’Donnell and fiancée Michelle Rounds cozied up over the weekend in Miami, where the TV host-comedian has a house. The couple enjoyed a date night at Japanese restaurant Zuma, and O’Donnell later took to Twitter to proclaim how delicious her evening really was.

“The food was out of this world – and we had a blast – date night rocks,” O’Donnell Tweeted after their meal together.