Rosie O'Donnell announces engagement

Elizabeth Rooney and Rosie O'Donnell in May

(CNN)Rosie O'Donnell is getting married, a representative for the actress confirmed Tuesday to CNN.

O'Donnell publicly announced her engagement to her girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney, on Monday evening in an interview with People Magazine.
The wedding is "a long time in the future," O'Donnell said. "We both decided that that would be best."