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Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife is filing for full child custody

2015-04-29 17:00
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Los Angeles - Rosie O'Donnell's estranged wife Michelle Rounds is filing for full custody of their two-year-old daughter Dakota.

William D. London, attorney for Rounds, has confirmed the 53-year-old comedian's ex is starting proceedings for "full custody".

He said: "My client Michelle Rounds has decided to start proceedings for sole custody of their daughter Dakota, since it is unequivocally in their child's best interest and general welfare."

Rosie's spokeswoman Cindi Berger has, however, argued that she's using their adopted daughter for her "own gain", financially.

Speaking to the New York Post newspaper, she said: "This is an absurd and desperate attempt to use a child for (Rounds') own gain."

Rosie filed for divorce against her second wife Michelle in Manhattan Supreme Court in February, just two weeks after quitting The View, saying she needed to spend more time with her kids and concentrate on her health.

The Flintstones actress then initiated the uncontested proceeding against Michelle in Manhattan in February after nearly three years of marriage. They split last November and had been living apart for months.

Rosie and Michelle signed a prenup before their 2012 wedding, and the divorce negotiations had been straightforward until now.

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