Rosie O'Donnell and her longtime partner Kelli Carpenter have split up. Kelli, 42, moved out of their home months ago, and now lives with the couple's youngest daughter in a luxury Manhattan condo that she bought in her own name . . .
Kelli blamed Rosie's mood swings for the split when she broke the news to friends at a recent party . . .
Kelli says Rosie has begged her to come back . . . Kelli has also gotten Rosie to agree to split up some of the finance . . .
Obviously, this is one of those take-it-to-the-bank scoops for which smart news consumers turn to the National Enquirer.
Kelli apparently got tired of eating dinner every night at Rosie's All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet. NTTAWWT. IYKWIMAITYD.
No truth to the rumors that Kelli has signed a reality-TV development deal with Tank Jones.
BTW, Dan Riehl says he's letting his brain rest today before digging back into the "Gryphen"/Griffin story. And my own sources aren't returning my calls, but thanks to everyone who e-mailed me tips about Jesse Griffin's Rex Butler/Tank Jones connection to the Johnston family.
Also, thanks to all the tip-jar hitters and if you haven't hit the tip jar yet, what are you waiting for? UPDATE: Wow, you learn the strangest things reading the Enquirer: