ROSIE O'DONNELL is in love with a younger woman.

The 55-year-old comedienne admits it is really ''trippy'' dating someone who is younger than her but says they get on like a house on fire.

She said: ''It's the first time I've dated someone younger than me. It's a very trippy thing. I get along so well with her, it's kind of fascinating. The one thing that she doesn't know? [Barbra] Streisand. I made her watch 'Funny Girl'. She's like, 'It was good.' I'm like, 'Come on!'''

And Rosie - who has ruled out the possibility of ever getting married again - was understandably devastated when her ex-wife Michelle Rounds passed away in an apparent suicide in September at just 46-years-old.

Speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Rosie - who has five children from two relationships - added: ''You knew Michelle, and that was a very troubled situation. And for me, being 55, I just think I would rather stay in it for love and not have to deal with lawyers if, God forbid, it shouldn't work out.''

At the time of Michelle's passing, Rosie spoke of her sadness at hearing about the ''terrible tragedy''.

She said in a statement: ''I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife and their child.''

Whilst Michelle's mother added in her own statement: ''If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated. There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out.''