(LOS ANGELES) — Rosie O’Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds, have adopted a baby girl.
O’Donnell, 50, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, posting a photo of the couple and their new daughter, Dakota.
“we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN,” O’Donnell wrote.
“Baby Dakota was adopted,” a rep for O’Donnell said in a statement to ABC News. “She was born on January 5 and weighed 5 lbs 5 oz. Moms and baby are happy and healthy.”
O’Donnell had four kids already — Blake, Vivienne, Parker and Chelsea — from her previous marriage to Kelli Carpenter. Dakota is O’Donnell’s first child with Rounds.
The news comes after several months of surprises for the couple. In June 2012, O’Donnell quietly married Rounds. She did not make the marriage public until two months later, when she announced that Rounds suffers from desmoid tumors, a rare and life-threatening disease.
Also in August, O’Donnell surprised fans with the news that she had suffered a heart attack, saying it was a “miracle” she hadn’t died.
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