Tatum O'Neal Tweets About Taking '#Vacations [with] my Wife and I Woo Woo!!!' Amid Rumors She's Dating Rosie O'Donnell
A source tells PEOPLE that the two are an item and are in West Palm Beach together
However, a rep for O’Donnell, 53, previously told PEOPLE that the two are just friends.
“No, they’ve been friends for several years since they met in Chicago when Rosie did a show for OWN and Tatum did a docu-series for OWN.” The rep echoed the statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday, saying, “they are friends and nothing more.”
On Tuesday, O’Neal – who revealed exclusively to PEOPLE in May that she now dates women – posted a cryptic tweet that has since been removed: “#vacations my wife and I woo woo!!! #Ilovemylife.”
The tweet linked to a now-removed Instagram photo of a palm tree with a caption featuring both a heart and two women emojis.
When a Twitter user asked O’Neal, 51, if she had gotten “hitched,” she replied that “no it was a joke.”
A source told PEOPLE earlier this month that O’Donnell and O’Neal are “romantically involved,” and in a “bicoastal relationship” (the source added that the two have seen each other in Los Angeles and Nyack, New York). And in July, O’Donnell purchased a more than 7,000-sq.-ft. home in West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway for $5.27 million.
“Rosie bought the house right away because she said she felt comfortable in it,” Steve Davis, Director of Luxury Sales for Douglas Elliman Palm Beach, tells PEOPLE.