ROSIE O'DONNELL’s bitter $100 million divorce from ex-wife Michelle Rounds has exploded in a sensational new adoption scandal, The National ENQUIRER can reveal.
The birth mother of the couple’s 2-year-old adopted daughter, Dakota, claimed to The ENQUIRER that Rosie, 53, asked her to carry a second child for the once-happy parents.
But the deal fell apart when the mom-to-be learned her unborn baby faced health complications, Jami Weaver alleged in an exclusive interview!
“Rosie told me she could not handle having a special needs child,” said distraught Jami, who lives in a motel in Texas.
The bombshell development is the latest twist in the custody battle raging between Michelle, 44, and the former funny lady co-host of “The View.”
Michelle is now asking a New York judge for full custody of Dakota, claiming Rosie is an unfit mother due to alcohol and drug use.
Rosie has denied the claims and blasted Michelle as being motivated by greed. The two are now taking turns parenting Dakota – until the judge rules on custody.
According to Jami, 33, Rosie used false promises to lure her into giving up Dakota.
“Rosie acted as though she was genuinely interested in me,” said Jami.
“She made me feel comfortable, showered my older daughter with lavish gifts and showed an interest in my well-being. It made me feel like, for once, someone truly cared … none of it was true.”
Still, Jami considered carrying a second child for Rosie and Michelle when it was suggested, before she gave birth to Dakota.
“When I was walking around the hospital, trying to induce labor with Dakota, Rosie asked me not to go through with having my tubes tied, which I’d planned to do,” Jami told The ENQUIRER.
“They said they wanted me to have another child for them in the future!
“When I later found out I was carrying a boy, I emailed them to say I needed to know they were on board, because otherwise I would have an abortion. Rosie told me, ‘Don’t do that!’”
Last summer, Jami’s unborn son was tragically diagnosed with gastroschisis, a congenital deformity in which the bowel protrudes through the abdominal wall.
Initially, doctors were confident the defect could be corrected with surgery, but when she told Rosie about the condition, Jami said Rosie was no longer interested in adopting him.
“Rosie said that she’d had a previous relationship with a girlfriend who had several kids, most of whom had ‘issues,’ including autism,” Jami told The ENQUIRER.
Concluded Jami: “Rosie and Michelle weren’t the warm people I thought they were … I just felt like I was a dog breeding puppies for Rosie.”