Rosie O’Donnell began her comedy career as a teenager, and she received her breakthrough on the television series Star Search in 1984. A line of film roles and her own popular daytime talk show followed. The comedian was recently launched into controversy after her 19-year-old daughter, Vivienne, made some head-turning accusations against her.
Now, Rosie is responding to her daughter’s assertion that her upbringing wasn’t “normal.” The actress jokingly threatened to spill some secrets about her in retaliation. She asked in a TikTok video posted on Thursday, “Vivi, what do you mean I didn’t do anything normal? I did normal things. I’m normal. I’m totally normal.”
The 60-year-old then quipped, “Jeez, Viv. I’m gonna tell some secrets about you!” The teenager told her TikTok followers earlier in the day that life with O’Donnell “never” followed standard protocol. Vivienne said on her social media rant, “No offense, Mom, She just didn’t really inform us [about] really anything.” She further added,
“Once I would find [things] out, she’d be like, ‘Vivi, come on, you know that. Like, you know that, She has done so much for me, and I’m so incredibly, incredibly thankful for her, but one thing she’s not done is normal.”
Vivienne also shared an example of one of these moments in “storytime” footage posted earlier that same day. The teen explained, “At my birthday parties, this beautiful woman would always come, and I was like, ‘Yeah, there’s Mo,’” She continued, “I never had any idea who the f–k she was. … Then I find out it was Madonna all these years.”
Vivi noted that “it was the same thing with Oprah [Winfrey].” The 19-year-old is the youngest of O’Donnell’s four kids with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter. The former couple are also the parents of sons Parker, 27, and Blake, 22, and daughter Chelsea, 24. O’Donnell is also mom to daughter Dakota, 9, whom she shared with her second wife, Michelle Rounds, who died in September 2017 at age 46.
We will have to see how this escalates, but there’s a lot going on with Rosie and her daughter on TikTok.
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