How much longer can Rosie O'Donnell and Tatum O'Neal keep up this "just friends" charade?!
On Monday night, Tatum attended a benefit for Rosie's inspirational Theater Kids charity which assists low-income children interested in an arts education.
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The annual event, which once raised close to a million dollars, is very near and dear to the comedienne's heart — and O'Neal's presence is so telling as to where these two stand in their "friendship".
Considering the pair were exchanging flirty social messages this past Friday, we can't say we're too surprised that they've resumed making public appearances together. Even though the pair only reportedly dated for four months, it's clear they have a strong connection and bond regardless of their relationship status!
While Tate's appearance at the gala was definitely a bright spot in Rosie's evening, the absence of her troubled 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell was obviously a let down.
Speaking on her Chelsea's no-show status, the actress confided:
"Yes, all of my kids except Chelsea are here. Which is sad, but hopefully, there will come a day when she'll want to come."
We hope so too! Maybe the mom and daughter just need some space to heal. From missing person reports to the public airing of dirty laundry, these two have been through A LOT lately!
At least R.O. has Tatum in all of this mess…
We just wonder when these two will decide to make their romantical feelings public!
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