Kelli Carpenter Biography and Wikipedia
Kelli Carpenter is an American actress, talk show personality, and entrepreneur who is the founder of a travel planning company called R Family Vacations that catered to gay and lesbian families. She has produced films including All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise (2006), That’s Kentertainment! (2002) and Entertainment Tonight (1981).
Kelli Carpenter Age and Birthday
Carpenter was born on May 24, 1967, in Louisiana, United States, United States. She is 53 years old as of 2020. She holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Kelli Carpenter Height and Weight
Details of her actual height and other body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Kelli Carpenter Family, Parents and Siblings
Carpenter was born and raised in Louisiana. However, her parentage remains a mystery as is information about her siblings.
Kelli Carpenter Education
Carpenter’s steps into the screen were not imprinted in an educational background that we can say anything about. As so, we do not know where she acquired her education; her early school and later college are not known to the public.
Kelli Carpenter Wife: Rosie O’Donnell and Children
Carpenter is openly gay. She was in a marital relationship with comedian, producer, actress, author, and Tv personality, Rosie O’Donnell. The couple had been together for six years and were legally married on February 26, 2004, in San Francisco, by San Francisco Treasurer Susan Leal, one of the city’s highest-ranking lesbian officials, and serenaded by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.
O’Donnell said during the trial over Rosie magazine she had decided to marry Carpenter, in part because even though they acted as spouses they legally were no closer than friends: “We applied for the spousal privilege and were denied it by the state. As a result, everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence, and the conversation was entered into the record … I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage.”
Two weeks after Carpenter and O’Donnell married, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized the granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Her decision to go to San Francisco to marry Carpenter was seen as a show of defiance against then-U.S. President George W. Bush over his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment.
The couple has four children together: Parker Jaren O’Donnell (born 1995), Chelsea Belle O’Donnell (born 1997), Blake Christopher O’Donnell (born 1999), and Vivienne Rose O’Donnell, who was born to Carpenter in 2002 through artificial insemination.
In 2000, the family took in a foster child Mia (born in 1997), and announced intentions to adopt her. In 2001, the state of Florida removed Mia from their home, and O’Donnell has since worked extensively to bring an end to the Florida law prohibiting same-sex family adoption.
However, the couple’s union was ended in 2004 when the California Supreme Court annulled their marriage, but in November 2009, O’Donnell revealed that Carpenter had moved out of their home in 2007.
In 2011 O’Donnell started dating 40-year-old executive-search consultant Michelle Rounds. The pair later announced to her studio audience after a break in the taping of The Rosie Show, that they were engaged.
O’Donnell and Rounds married in a private ceremony in New York on June 9, 2012. On January 9, 2013, the couple announced they had adopted a baby girl named Dakota. However, on February 6, 2015, it was confirmed that she and Rounds had separated in November 2014.
Their divorce was settled in October 2015. O’Donnell was awarded full custody of two-year-old Dakota “Dax” O’Donnell. Rounds died by suicide on September 15, 2017.
Kelli Carpenter Net Worth and Salary
Carpenter’s successful career has amassed substantial wealth for her. Her fans’ performances and growing fame have seen her acquire well up to $100 million in net worth.
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