02/10/2014 10:37 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How My Wife And I Became Closer, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

When asked about how her recent health problems brought her and her wife closer together, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell had some touching information to share with us.

Rosie and her wife Michelle were scheduled to have a big wedding during the summer of 2012 in Rosie’s native Long Island. After Michelle got very sick in May and had to have surgery at the end of June, the wedding had to be postponed.

“We decided to get married, just the two of us alone in my apartment with a justice of the peace,” Rosie told us, so that the two were legally bound should anything happen during Michelle’s surgery.

Then on August 14, Rosie suffered a heart attack. “Although we’ve only been together for three years, it’s felt like thirty because so much has happened. It brought us so much closer,” Rosie said.

Watch Rosie O'Donnell on the ABC Family original series, The Fosters.

For more of Rosie's life and career, see the slideshow below.

Life And Career Of Rosie O'Donnell

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