It all started with a Daily Mail interview, published Tuesday, in which Alliegro, 20, revealed she’s pregnant with her first child.
“It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to it,” she said. “I don’t really care if I have a boy or a girl, I’m just hoping for a healthy baby. Rosie will not be in my child’s life, and no, I do not feel sad about that, to be honest.”
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Alliegro and O’Donnell, 55, have had a strained relationship for most of Alliegro’s adult life. In 2015, she ran away from home at age 17, prompting O’Donnell to plead on Twitter for her safe return. O’Donnell said that Alliegro was mentally ill and needed care. She was found a week later at her then-boyfriend’s house and had a different version of the story.
She claimed that O’Donnell had actually kicked her out of the house and denied she had any mental illness, saying she was “happier than I’ve been in years.”
In 2016, Alliegro met her now-husband Nick, 31, and the pair got married without notifying O’Donnell.
Now, with the news that Alliegro is pregnant, O’Donnell is none-too-pleased, especially since the Daily Mail revealed in the interview with Alliegro that O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Michelle Round, committed suicide last week. (It had previously been reported that she died, without the suicide detail.) O’Donnell and Round share a four-year-old daughter, Dakota.
“I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife and their child.”
After the Daily Mail article started making the rounds, O’Donnell posted two cryptic, almost unintelligible tweets.
O’Donnell even posted the letter that Alliegro left her when she ran away.
In replies to the above tweet, it seems like O’Donnell is attempting to go public with details about their altercation in order to clear her name and intentions. She also advises her daughter to stop doing interviews, and “making money” … “off her family.”
O’Donnell also seems to insinuate that Alliegro’s husband abused her at one time, as evidenced in this tweet.
The former View host then posted a baby picture of Alliegro, linking off to a poem O’Donnell wrote in March 2017. The poem, titled truth inside inside, reveals details about Alliegro that could help explain her behaviour, including a description of a “hole in her frontal lobe” that “severely compromises her cognitive abilities.”
O’Donnell then posted a YouTube trailer for Mommy (by Xavier Dolan) accompanied by four pictures of Alliegro. She also advises her to “stop doing interviews kid.”
Despite some backlash from Twitter users who advised O’Donnell to stop making it public and doing exactly what Alliegro accuses her of doing, the comedian kept going.
Over the past few days, O’Donnell has been viciously attacking Daily Mail reporter Martin Gould for his interview.
In a series of tweets full of foul language, O’Donnell says she “can’t wait” to meet Gould, and calls him “predatory, old creepy man” and a “f**kwad.” She accuses the reporter of paying her “ill daughter” Alliegro to do interviews.
Asked if one day she’d like to make peace with her mother, Alliegro told Inside Edition, “I hope.”