“After my show went off the air, and her’s was coming on the air, Larry King was on with Ellen and he said, ‘Whatever happened to Rosie O’Donnell? Her show went down the tubes. She came out as a lesbian and disappeared,'” O’Donnell explained. “And Ellen said, and I’m quoting, ‘I don’t know Rosie. We’re not friends.'”
O’Donnell said she watching with her then wife Kelli Carpenter, whom she asked, “Did I just hear that or was that, like, a hallucination auditory voice?”
“I’m like, no,” O’Donnell said. “And that’s what happened. It hurt my feelings like a baby and I never really got over it.”
CNN has reached out to a representative for DeGeneres for comment.