Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife Michelle Rounds dies at 46

Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife Michelle Rounds dies at 46

Speaking about Michelle - with whom she has daughter Dakota, four - Rosie, 55, told TMZ: "I am saddened to hear about this bad tragedy".

Rounds and O'Donnell, 55, began dating in 2011 and were Wednesday in a private ceremony in New York City in June 2012. Seven months later, the former couple adopted a daughter, Dakota, now four-years-old, whom Rosie affectionately calls "Dax". And past year, O'Donnell confirmed that she had sole custody of Dakota. O'Donnell similarly tweeted several messages about mental illnesses late Friday evening.

Rounds and O'Donnell met in 2011 at Starbucks. Reports indicate she committed suicide on Monday at her home in Florida. "They are calling it a death investigation". "There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out". "We are waiting for the autopsy to come back". She later advanced to becoming the top recruiter in New York City for Modis, a leading company in the IT staffing industry, and selected elite candidates for Fortune 500 companies.

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Rounds' mother also issued a statement on social media urging people to donate to National Suicide Prevention. An unnamed source told Radar Online that Rounds had had a bitter fight with O'Donnell related to the divorce and had consumed wine and pills in an attempt to take her own life.

Rounds had previously been hospitalized after an overdose in 2015 and had been diagnosed with desmoids tumors and underwent surgery for the rare cancer-like illness previously. "If she was trying to commit suicide, they would have held her at the hospital".

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