Celebrity Parents Rosie O'Donnell 'Will Definitely Be Participating' in 'Celebrating' Daughter Chelsea's Baby Newly engaged Rosie O'Donnell opened up to PEOPLE Monday about her relationship with fiancée Elizabeth Rooney and her first grandchild on the way By Mary Park and Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 23, 2018 12:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Rosie O’Donnell can’t wait to meet her first grandchild. The actress, comedian and author chatted with PEOPLE in N.Y.C. on Monday at the Rosie’s Theater Kids‘ 15th Anniversary Fall Gala, revealing daughter Chelsea — who’s expecting her first child, a baby girl — is “doing great.” “We’re on good, communicative terms now, and everybody is pulling for her,” said O’Donnell, 56, sharing that Chelsea’s due date is sometime soon, “after the holidays.” (The mom-to-be’s beau Jacob Bourassa previously revealed that the baby is due in January.) Chelsea, 21, resides in Wisconsin, O’Donnell explained, so while they don’t get to see each other in person often, she and her new fiancée Elizabeth Rooney “will definitely be participating in the whole celebrating event.” As to whether she’ll bring her granddaughter to the theater after she’s born? “I try to take everyone’s child to the theater, including my own,” the star told PEOPLE. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. Rosie O’Donnell’s Fiancée Elizabeth Rooney Flashes Massive Engagement Ring on Instagram Last month, the newly engaged O’Donnell opened up on The Talk about her current relationship with her oldest daughter following the pregnancy news. “I think with my relationship with my daughter, Chelsea, it really has [gotten stronger] because we went through some really public troubled times,” said the mother of five, who adopted Chelsea as a baby with her then-wife Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell. “She’s doing better now and we’re both communicating with each other.” “When somebody does something unforgivable to you and you can forgive them and they can forgive you, there’s a kind of grace that descends upon the both of you, within that,” O’Donnell told the hosts. RELATED VIDEO: Rosie O’Donnell Responds to Question About Daughter’s Disappearance: “No Mom Is Perfect” In 2015, Chelsea ran away from home at the age of 17, only to be found a week later — safe and sound with her then-boyfriend — saying she was kicked out of the former View host’s house and denying that she is mentally ill. But in June, PEOPLE confirmed that the mother-daughter pair had reunited. “Yes, she is pregnant. We have reconnected,” O’Donnell told PEOPLE through her rep. In May, the pregnancy was confirmed by Bourassa when he shared photos of his pregnant girlfriend and their baby’s sonogram on Facebook. On Sept. 20, he revealed the couple was expecting a daughter.