Rosie O’Donnell talks about daughter Vivienne’s college experience

Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter, Vivienne, is having an “amazing” time at the University of Delaware.

The comedian shared an update on her 19-year-old’s college experience on Monday, a year after Vivienne graduated from high school.

“She was on the deans list,” O’Donnell, 60, told People. “I was very proud of her. She is a great student and she loves to study.

“She has her own apartment, and she’s doing well,” she continued, praising Vivienne for “did her best” at school.

The Daytime Emmy winner shares the teen with her ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, as well as Parker, 27, Chelsea, 25, and Blake, 22.

O’Donnell — who also welcomed Dakota, 9, with the late ex-wife Michelle Rounds — then reflected on Vivienne telling her TikTok followers in August that being raised by the “View” alum was “not normal.”

Rosie O'Donnell and daughter Vivienne on a red carpet.
The comedian is “very proud” of the University of Delaware student.
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“At my birthday parties, this beautiful woman always came and I thought, ‘Yeah, there’s Mo,'” the student explained in the social media upload. “I never had any idea who the f–k she was. … Then I find out that it was Madonna all those years.”

Vivienne noted that she had the same experience with Oprah Winfrey.

While O’Donnell threatened to reveal Vivienne’s “secrets” in a reaction video, the former talk show host clarified in Monday’s interview that she and her daughter were “taunting” and “teasing” each other at the time.

O’Donnell called the exchange “just a comedy” and added: “She called me first and said…”[For] for most people, it’s not normal to have a lesbian icon as a mom arguing with the president while you’re in high school. That is not normal.'”

Rosie O'Donnell and daughters Chelsea and Vivienne at an event.
O’Donnell is the mother of four other children.
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Last month, Vivienne shared another “story time” video about her childhood school, where one of her classmates was Alicia Keys’ eldest son, Egypt.

“She would just walk around campus just like a normal parent,” Vivienne recalled of the Grammy-winning singer. “No one would react in any way…and that’s pretty nice for me.”

She shared how “grateful” she was to have been kept out of the limelight as a child.

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