Rosie O’Donnell got engaged to a police officer

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Television, film, and theater star Rosie O’Donnell just confirmed that she is engaged.

O’Donnell, 56, announced that she is engaged to her girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney, a police officer.

She said that the wedding won’t happen for a while, though.

“This is a long time in the future. We both decided that that would be best,” O’Donnell said.

They have been dating since late last year, and O’Donnell said that Rooney, 33, is a “wonderful woman.”

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“I keep telling her I’m too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care,” O’Donnell said, joking about the difference in their ages.

“She’s like, ‘I was in the Army! I put my life on the line every day you think I don’t know who I want to date?’ I’m like, ‘Alright I guess that’s true.’ She has a lot of good points.”

Speculation about their engagement started earlier this month when O’Donnell updated her Instagram bio with an R followed by a diamond ring emoji.

O’Donnell has been married twice before, first to Kelli Carpenter and then to Michelle Rounds from 2012 to 2015.

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