“I don’t trust this person to be in my world”

Ellen DeGeneres texted Rosie O’Donnell ‘a few weeks ago’ and apologized for previously saying she didn’t ‘know’ the talk show host

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Rosie O’Donnell is not ready to forgive and forget.

The Emmy winner recently received an apology from Ellen DeGeneres, who said years ago Larry King Live that they “weren’t friends” — but getting a mea culpa doesn’t mean O’Donnell is looking to be pals with his former talk show host.

“She texted me a few weeks ago to check on how I’m doing, and I asked her how she was surviving without being on TV,” O’Donnell, 61, said. The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a big transition. But we had our quirk in our relationship. I don’t know if it was jealousy, competition, or the fact that she said something mean about me once that really hurt me.

Related: Rosie O’Donnell Shares How Ellen DeGeneres Hurt Her Feelings: ‘I Never Really Got Over It’

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“She wrote: ‘I’m so sorry, and I don’t remember.’ I guess she saw me talking about it on the Andy Cohen show,” O’Donnell said of DeGeneres, 65. shirts and I gave them to my staff who said “know Rosie. We’re not friends.”

She added: “I have a picture of her holding [my then-infant son] Parker. I know his mother. I could identify her brother without her in the room. I had known her for so many years. I just felt like I didn’t trust this person to be in my world.

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O’Donnell previously responded to DeGeneres’ comment. In full, when asked “what happened” on O’Donnell’s talk show after she came out as a lesbian, DeGeneres replied, “I don’t. don’t know Rosie. We’re not friends.”

The comic later said Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen“It hurt me like a baby. And I never really got over it.”

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The Rosie O’Donnell Show aired from 1996 to 2002. DeGeneres appeared on the series to talk about her decision to come out in the entertainment industry. The interview took place before the infamous “Puppy Episode” in which DeGeneres’ character came out. For O’Donnell, she joked that the character was “Lebanese” – a way of teasing the monumental plot without giving away any spoilers.

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