Michelle Rounds

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IT executive (1971)
Tue Mar 24 2020
By   Pranish

Michelle Rounds, the late ex-partner of Rosie O' Donnell, tragically died three years ago in Windermere. Well, she was a top recruiter and IT executive in New York City who worked for a leading company in the IT staffing industry, Modis. However, she is prominently known as the ex-wife of Rosie O' Donnell, who is a well-known American comedian and actress.

The late recruiter, Michelle was born on 10 May 1971 in Corning, New York, the USA, under the birth sign, Taurus. Likewise, she belongs to white ethnic background and holds an American nationality. Please read the article until the end to know about her personal life and the cause of her death.

Relationship Of Michelle Rounds With Rosie O' Donnell

Before moving towards her relationship status, let's know that Michelle's sexuality is lesbian. She was previously married to Rosie O' Donnell, who is a famous comedian, actress, and producer by profession. The two walked down the aisle on 9 June 2012 and exchanged their wedding vows in a very intimate marriage ceremony.

Michelle with her ex-wife, Rosie
Image: Ex-lesbian couple, Michelle and Rosie
Source: E! News

Their marriage happened earlier than planned as both of them suffered health scares. Rosie had a heart attack, and Rounds was diagnosed with a rare disease called desmoid tumors. The duo first met in early-2011 at a Starbucks and started dating as soon as they met. 

Later on 5 December 2011, Rosie announced their wedding via the taping of The Rosie Show. The lesbian couple also adopted a baby girl, Dakota, on 9 January 2013. After three years of togetherness and adopting a child together, they decided to part ways. 

Divorce Of Michelle Rounds And Rosie O' Donnell

Rosie filed for divorce in February 2015 in Manhattan State Supreme Court, citing an irretrievably broken relationship. During the divorce, they had messy fights as Rounds filed for sole custody of their daughter. They battled for their daughter from April, and later Rosie won the battle in October 2015 and won the full-custody of two-year-old Dakota. 

Michelle and Rosie with their adopted daughter
Image: Michelle and Rosie Daughter, Dakota
Source: Daily Mail

After winning the battle, Rosie told The People that Rounds seeking sole custody was an "absurd and desperate attempt to use a child for her gain." 

Michelle with international model, Carmen
Picture: Michelle with Carmen Ortega
Source: Daily Mail

Right after the split, she was seen hanging out with the international model, Carmen Ortega. Michelle often visits Rosie for their daughter. As of now, Dakota is seven years old. After a year of divorce, Michelle was married to Krista Monteleone till her death in 2017. Michelle shares a daughter with her as well. On the other hand, Rosie remained single raising and parenting Dakota.

Death Of Michelle Rounds

Rounds were found dead unexpectedly at her home in Florida on 11 September 2017. According to the Orange County Sheriff, she was discovered at 7:07 on the morning of September eleven. Her death was ruled a suicide, and the causes of death were intoxication by amitriptyline, clonazepam, and quetiapine.

Rounds were 46 years old at the time of her demise. After the news hit the headline, Rosie said, 

"I am saddened to hear about this tragedy. Mental illness is a severe issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife, and their child."

Michelle's funeral was public, and her family held a private memorial service. 

Net Worth Of Michelle Rounds

Working as an IT executive and recruiter, she had made a hefty sum of money from her career. Michelle's net worth was around $1 Million at the time of her death which is similar to Sohvi Rodriguez. She used to work at one of the leading companies in the IT staffing industry, Modis. Not to mention, she was also the top recruiter in New York City. 

The average income of a Modi's employee is between $28,781 to $135,000. Without a doubt, she might have earned over $150,000 per year while she was working there. Apart from her earnings, her ex-wife, Rosie's net worth is around $120 Million, which she earned from her career as an actress, comedian, and producer.

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