ROSIE LOSING HER FAMILY

Published on: August 22, 2002

Rosie O'Donnell's family is being ripped apart -- and her longtime lover Kelli Carpenter is threatening to storm out.

Pregnant Kelli feels Rosie has undergone a complete about-face in her attitude -- and a shocking change in her appearance -- and is no longer the woman she fell in love with.

The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals why Rosie has adopted a new extreme butch image, how her battle with the publisher of her magazine has driven a wedge between Rosie and Kelli, why a breakup with Kelli could get nasty ... and more.