Rosie O'Donnell reveals secret marriage

Posted at 08/28/12 12:07 PM

Rosie O'Donnell secretly married her girlfriend Michelle Rounds in June.

The talk show host revealed the surprising news on her blog Rosie.com on Monday, explaining the couple brought their nuptials forward after Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumours, a rare and often fatal disease, which only affects three in every one million people.

O'Donnell wrote: "My wife Michelle was diagnosed with desmoid tumors in June, a mysterious rare -- too often fatal -- disease that affects 3 in a million people

"We were to wed 10 days ago but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding. Luckily -- as I was in ICU that day --we married in private before her surgery just the two of us."

Although the ceremony in New York City wasn't attended by friends and family due to the circumstances, the happy couple are planning a huge celebration with their loved ones as soon as possible.

O'Donnell added: "When we are both well enough, (we) will have the wedding of our dreams surrounded by those we cherish. (We are) thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times, including all of you stranger-friends connected through invisible strands of Wi-Fi."

The host recently had her own health scare, when she suffered a heart attack at her home but credited her survival to quick Internet research on her painful symptoms and a Bayer aspirin she had seen recommended in TV commercials. -- Bang Showbiz