Rosie O’Donnell’s Feud With Whoopi Goldberg Drove Her to Bolt ‘The View,’ Daughter Says

In critical interview, Chelsea O’Donnell rips her mother as a pot-smoking recluse who rarely engages with her children


Rosie O’Donnell is reportedly heartbroken after her adopted daughter ripped her in an interview as a pot-smoking recluse and claimed a feud with Whoopi Goldberg drove her to leave “The View” for a second time.

“She and Whoopi really didn’t get along and she’d come home every day and talk about how she was stoned on set and she was being really mean to her,” Chelsea O’Donnell told MailOnline.

According to Chelsea, her mother said she didn’t need to get a second heart attack from Whoopi-induced stress: “I don’t need this much stress,” Chelsea recounted Rosie saying.

The 18-year-old, who was recently missing for two weeks before being found with an older man, painted the picture of a celebrity mother who played different parts for the public compared to her children.

“When we’d go out, she was a completely different person in public than at home, and I had a hard time with that. It’s like two different people,” Chelsea said, depicting the former “The View” co-host as a phony — energetic and personable in public but a reclusive pot-head at home.

“She has this public persona; she will put this big smile on her face and try to be funny . . . whereas when we were home . . . she would either just be in her room, not engaging with us, or watching documentaries.”

“The View” declined comment to TheWrap.