Speaking on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show on Monday, O’Donnell will spill the beans on her recent split with former partner of 12 years Kelli Carpenter, her four children, and her new girlfriend, artist Tracy Kachtick-Anders.
O’Donnell reveals she and Kachtick-Anders are moving in together in Texas. The pair confirmed their relationship less than a month ago. Kachtick-Anders has six children and the couple plan to blend their families "as soon as we can arrange the kids' thing where she lives in Texas," the star tells Oprah, according to People.com.
O’Donnell’s children with Carpenter are Parker, age 14, Chelsea, 12, Blake, 10, and Vivenne Rose, 7.
Oprah seems astonished at the idea of so many kids in one house, People.com reports. "So you're gonna blend the families?" she asks. "The six kids and the four kids ... "
"Yes," says O'Donnell. "Can you imagine?"
"No," says Winfrey.
"I know," O'Donnell replies. "A lot of people can't." On January 31 the clan will appear in HBO special “A Family Is A Family Is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration” documenting the success of non-traditional families.
O’Donnell will tell Oprah how she and her ex organize their lives.
"Although we co-parent," she says, according to People.com, "we share equal time but we're never really without them. Some are here. And that's the way we did it. It's free-flowing, and we do nights together, too."
She complains Carpenter is still "not close enough. I wanted her to live in the same town, and she was, like, 'I don't know how good that's gonna be for me.' Like, what are you saying? You can't exist – okay. Calm down. Breathe. Everything's okay."
O’Donnell also reveals how she felt when she first met her new love. "So she got out of the car in Miami and I was, like, zoinks, you know, because she's absolutely gorgeous and, I don't know, I felt like I knew her right away."