Rosie O’Donnell may have ruffled some feathers last week when she said that the relationship between Oprah and bestie Gayle King looked like more than just friendship to her. Gayle recently blasted the rumors of a same-sex romance between the women in an interview, claiming she and Oprah have nothing to hide.
Rosie O’Donnell was on the Howard Stern Sirius Satellite radio show yesterday. She gave her opinion on her former “The View” co-host and also expressed what she thinks about Oprah Winfrey’s relationship with best friend Gayle King.
Here’s what Rosie had to say:
“I don’t know. I think she’s never been married and she’s exceptionally close to Gayle [King],” Rosie, who was promoting her own Sirius XM show, “Rosie Radio,” which starts next Monday, said. “I don’t know that she and Gayle are necessarily doing to each other but I think they are the emotional equivalent of…”
“A gay couple,” Howard chimed in.
“When they did that road trip, that’s as gay as it gets,” Rosie said. “And I don’t mean it to be an insult either. I’m just saying, listen, if you ask me, that’s the couple.”
Gayle said (via ShowbizSpy), “The thing [is], if we were gay, we would tell you. We would so tell you. We wouldn’t try to keep that a secret because there’s nothing wrong with being gay. So if we were, we would tell you. The truth of the matter is we’re not. It’s hard enough for me to get a date on a Saturday night as it is.”
Gayle continued, “This isn’t a rumor I’m trying to continue to explore, but no there’s nothing, there’s nothing wrong with it. I love that question. That never bothers me because it’s so silly.” (via Zimbio)