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03.03.2017

INSIDE EDITION EXCLUSIVE: ROSIE O’DONNELL’S ESTRANGED DAUGHTER CHELSEA SPEAKS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SECRET MARRIAGE; SAYS TRUMP’S ELECTION MADE ROSIE PHYSICALLY ILL: “She was out of her mind upset.”

INSIDE EDITION EXCLUSIVE:

ROSIE O’DONNELL’S ESTRANGED DAUGHTER CHELSEA SPEAKS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SECRET MARRIAGE;

 

SAYS TRUMP’S ELECTION MADE ROSIE PHYSICALLY ILL: “She was out of her mind upset.”  

 

 

AIRING FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD     

 

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New York, NY — March 3, 2017 – INSIDE EDITION’s Diane McInerney sits down with Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged daughter, Chelsea, who is speaking out for the first time since she secretly got married to Nicholas Alliegro, who is 12 years her senior. 19-year-old Chelsea met Alliegro, a plumber from Long Island, N.Y., at a Dunkin Donuts and the couple got married three months later.

 

Chelsea tells INSIDE EDITION that Rosie was not happy when she learned of the secret wedding. “She was upset for us getting married without telling her, which I totally understand,” Alliegro says. Chelsea adds, “I think she was shocked.”

 

Chelsea sparked a nationwide alert in 2015 when she ran away from home. When the teenager turned up again she claimed that Rosie had kicked her out, which Rosie has denied.

 

Rosie and Chelsea briefly reconciled last summer, and Chelsea was on good terms with her mother when Rosie’s nemesis Donald Trump was elected president.

 

Chelsea tells INSIDE EDITION that the election results made Rosie physically ill. “She was out of her mind upset. She was very depressed. She was just in bed sleeping all day,” she says.

 

Since then, Chelsea says they’ve had another falling out. “The last time we got into an argument, we ended up screaming at each other and I left the room,” Chelsea says.

 

But she adds that she hopes her mother can one day be a part of her life again. “I just want her to know that we’re doing really great and we’re happy,” she says.

 

For INSIDE EDITION’s full report, tune in on Friday, March 3rd. For stations and times in your area, check local listings at www.insideedition.com.

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