Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Krista Monteleone, is living a new life down in Florida with her new partner. You may have seen her post about it on social media.
Who Is Krista Monteleone?
You might not know the name Krista Monteleone, but you’re definitely familiar with her work. Monteleone was married to Rosie O’Donnell for four years before the couple divorced in 2007. Since then, she’s kept a relatively low profile.
That is, until December 2016 when she married Michelle Rounds. The two had been living quietly with their new daughter in Florida, until Rounds’ death in September 2018 of an apparent suicide.
The Story of Monteleone and O’Donnell’s Marriage
In June of 2012, Rosie O’Donnell wed her now ex-wife Michelle Rounds in Nyack, New York. The two had dated for a year and were happy to finally make things official. However, their nuptials were not without controversy.
Monteleone is Rosie’s second wife – she was previously married to Kelli Carpenter from 2004 until 2012. Carpenter and O’Donnell share four children together. Rounds, on the other hand, had no children of her own before marrying O’Donnell. This caused some friction between the two women, with Carpenter feeling like she was pushed out of the family.
The marriage between Rounds and Monteleone only lasted a little over a year. In December of 2016, the two tied the knot in a private ceremony at their home in Florida. Just four months later, Rounds was found dead of an apparent suicide. Her death rocked the small community of queer women who had looked up to her as a role model.
Kristen Monteleone’s Journey to Finding Love in Florida
After a long and difficult journey, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife has finally found happiness with her new partner.
Krista Monteleone married Michelle Rounds in December 2016. The two had been dating for a while, and rounds was there for Monteleone during her difficult battle with ovarian cancer. After Rounds’ death in 2017, Monteleone found solace with new daughter in Windermere, Florida.
The small community has been supportive of the couple, and they have been living quietly while Monteleone finishes her last few months of chemotherapy.
Who Is Kristen Monteleone’s New Partner?
If you’re not familiar with Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, her name is Michelle Rounds. The two married in 2012 but parted ways in 2015, and it was reported that Rounds had passed away two years later.
Monteleone then moved to Florida where she married her new partner in December 2016. The lucky lady is Kristen Monteleone, a former mental health counselor who now works as an entrepreneur. Monteleone and her new partner could often be seen out and about enjoying the local attractions of their new home state.
Since remarrying, Monteleone seems to have everything going for her, living a life of bliss with her new partner by her side. Rosie O’Donnell has also been reported to have remarried twice since her first marriage with Rounds dissolved in 2016.
What Are They Doing in Florida Together?
So what are Krista and Michelle doing in Florida? Well, the couple have been based in Windemere since 2016 when Krista and Michelle got married. Last year, Michelle tragically died suddenly at her home in September and Rosie’s divorce was officially finalized in 2017.
Well, it seems that Krista and her new partner, who has remained anonymous, are still living together in Windemere. It’s unclear how long they have been together, however they seem to be devoted to each other and share a strong bond. Judging by their social media accounts, they can often be spotted out and about in Florida. The pair are also reported to be interested in charity work and often engage in projects that benefit the local community. In addition to this, they attend music festivals together and appear to always have a good time!
What the Public Has Been Saying About the Couple
People seem to be taking the news of Krista and her new partner in Florida well. The public has been supportive of both of them, and hope nothing but the best for their relationship.
Of course, Rosie’s late ex-wife Michelle Rounds is never far from people’s minds. It’s hard to forget her tragic death at just 46 years old earlier this year in September. The Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that her death was a suicide.
It makes the news of Krista’s happiness even more bittersweet, but hopefully it can help move on from a tragedy while at the same time honoring the memory of Rosie’s late wife.
Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife with her new partner in Florida
Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, passed away on Sept. 11, 2020. She had previously remarried Krista Monteleone in December 2016 and the two were living together in Florida with their new daughter. It seems that Rounds was doing much better with her new family life and had been looking forward to a bright future.
Rounds and Monteleone had a beautiful wedding ceremony that was attended by both of their families and close friends. They also welcomed a baby girl into their lives in August 2019, giving Rounds the chance to become a mother again after her daughter from her marriage to Rosie was in the custody of Rosie’s now-wife.
The couple had been happily living together with their daughter in Florida until tragedy struck. Their three-year journey together came unexpectedly to an end when Rounds took her own life on Sept. 11, 2020. Although it was a difficult moment for them, Monteleone has decided to honor Rounds’ memory by cherishing their time together and continuing to raise their daughter.
It’s been a little over a year since Rosie O’Donnell’s split from her wife of three years, Krista Monteleone. But it seems that Krista has already moved on, and is now living in Florida with her new partner.
Sources say that Krista and her new partner have been dating for about six months, and that they are very happy together. Krista is said to be very supportive of her new partner’s career, and is often seen at his events.
We wish Krista and her new partner all the best in their future together!