Well, that answers our question!
This move left a lot of people wondering if this was just a ploy for the comedian’s soon-to-be ex-wife to squeeze some extra cash out of this impending divorce.
But, Michelle explained on Wednesday that her intentions are purely maternal:
“It makes me feel sad that it has come to this — that Rosie and her publicist feel like they need to do this character assassination. I just want my child to have the best possible environment to grow up in, a normal life. Right now she’s got 24/7 nannies over there at Rosie’s house. I don’t want my child to have a 24/7 nanny.”
Sure, that sounds more like the words of a concerned parent, rather than someone looking for a cash cow. But for those of you who aren’t convinced of Michelle’s motivation, maybe this will change your mind.
The former IT consultant explicitly said she’d abandon her prenup with Rosie if she’s granted full custody of their baby girl:
“I made my first million before the age of 39, that was before I met Rosie. I don’t need Rosie’s money. I don’t want Rosie’s money. Nothing was in my name. The prenup money means nothing to me.”
Woah. Girl means business.
While Rosie has yet to comment on Michelle’s latest statement, the former talk show host was quick to respond when her ex first filed for custody.
She took to Instagram with this sassy snap of her daughter “questioning” the situation:
excuse me – do i get a vote?A photo posted by Rosie ODonnell (@rosie) on Apr 28, 2015 at 1:20pm PDT
Looks like things are already heating up in the Rosie vs. Michelle custody showdown.
We hope for Dakota’s sake that whoever wins will give her the love and care she deserves.
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]