Rosie O'Donnell Shares Quote About Running Away After Estranged Daughter Chelsea's Explosive Interview
Rosie O’Donnell shared a quote from a children’s book about running away a day after her daughter Chelsea spoke out about their strained relationship.
On Wednesday, the comedian tweeted a photo of three of her kids playing in what seems to be the “arts and crafts house” described in Chelsea’s explosive interview with The Daily Mail.
“I will grow, I will grow, I will grow. I will grow without you. I will feel the sun on my face and I will thrive,” Rosie, 53, posted as the caption.
The quote seems to be from Margaret Wise Brown’s classic picture book The Runaway Bunny, which details a baby rabbit telling his mother he wants to run away.
In the story, the mother bunny counters her son by saying she will transform into anything to stay by his side.
In August, Rosie announced that Chelsea, 18, had gone missing from their New York home. She was later found with her boyfriend, alleged heroin addict Steven Sheerer, and now lives with the 25-year-old’s family in New Jersey.
She disputed her mother’s version of events Tuesday, saying she was kicked out of the former View host’s house and denying that she is mentally ill.
“People think I’m this crazy person and as I’ve said, I have depression and bad anxiety – but it’s been something that’s gotten a lot better,” Chelsea said. “But these were personal things and I didn’t want anyone to know them about me. I wouldn’t say I’m mentally ill – I would say lots of people struggle with what I have.”
A rep for O’Donnell told PEOPLE that Chelsea’s interview is “heartbreaking on every level.”
O’Donnell also retweeted a cartoon about mental illness Wednesday.