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Report: Rosie O’Donnell Had New Bride Sign Pre-Nup

John Parra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O’Donnell engaged in eight months of pre-nup negotiations before tying the knot with her new bride, Michelle Rounds, the New York Post reports.

The newspaper quotes sources as saying Rosie was so tough in the negotiations they didn’t get the pre-nup signed until hours before the couple’s June 9 wedding.

One source says, “Both women have health issues, but the pre-nup negotiations were pretty fraught in the days before the wedding.  Rosie just wanted to get it signed under her terms.  She wasn’t in the mood to make any compromises.”

Rosie revealed earlier this month that she recently suffered a heart attack.  Rounds, 40, has been diagnosed with Desmoid tumors.  She underwent surgery days after the couple wed.

Sources tell the Post the 50-year-old Rosie has been “extremely generous to Michelle in the pre-nup,” but Rounds “gets nothing if she cheats.”

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Rosie O’Donnell Announces Marriage to Michelle Rounds

John Parra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Rosie O’Donnell is a married woman once again.

The comedienne revealed on her blog Monday that she and Michelle Rounds married on June 9. They were originally supposed to tie the knot this month, but after Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors earlier this summer, a rare condition that can be life-threatening, they decided to wed before her surgery.

“We married in private before [Michelle's] surgery, just the [two] of us,” O’Donnell wrote. “When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish.”

O’Donnell’s rep confirmed to ABC News that the couple is legally married but have yet to celebrate the wedding. O’Donnell and Rounds are using their union to raise awareness about desmoid tumors. The former OWN host pledged to match all donations to Rounds’ Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation page and is selling paintings on eBay to raise money for the organization.

It’s been a summer of surprises for O’Donnell, 50. She suffered a heart attack earlier this month and wrote on her blog that it’s a “miracle” she’s still alive.

O’Donnell was previously married to Kelli Carpenter. They divorced in 2007.

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Rosie O’Donnell Engaged to Michelle Rounds

John Parra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O’Donnell’s becoming a wife again.

The talk show host’s publicist, Cara Masline, confirmed to ABC News that O’Donnell is engaged to her girlfriend, Michelle Rounds.

“They are engaged, but no date has been set,” Masline said. Us Weekly reported earlier Monday that the two plan to marry over Christmas and said that O’Donnell broke the news to her Rosie Show studio audience on Friday.

O’Donnell and Rounds, a New York City headhunter, made their public debut as a couple in September. In October, O’Donnell told Nightline's Cynthia McFadden that she was attracted to Rounds from the moment they met at a Starbucks this summer.

“I thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that’s what she looked like to me. And she’s a 40-year-old gay woman,” O’Donnell, 49, said. "My gaydar was way off!”

“But I think if I had known that she was gay, I wouldn’t have been brave enough to talk to her,” she added. “She’s very beautiful, it’s very strange. And she’s really lovely, and she’s very … we laugh a lot.”

O’Donnell has four children with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, whom she married in 2004. They split in 2007.

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