Rosie O'Donnell says she had a 'crush' on 'The View' co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Fox News | 3/25/2019 | Jessica Sager
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Former 'The View' co-host Rosie O'Donnell confessed in the book 'Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View'' that she had a mentor-like 'crush' on Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

It turns out there's a reason – besides being polar political opposites – that Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck fought like an old married couple during their time together on "The View."

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O'Donnell, 57, confessed in “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View'” that she had "a little bit of a crush" on her right-leaning table-mate.

The comedian was quick, however, to clarify that her "crush" manifested itself in a mentor role, not in any romantic overtures.

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“Not that I wanted to kiss her," O'Donnell explained in the book (via Variety). "I wanted to support, raise, elevate her, like she was the freshman star shortstop and I was the captain of the team ... I was going to Scottie Pippen her. If I was Jordan, I was going to give her and the ball and let her shoot. But it was in no way sexualized.”


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“I loved her,” she admitted, adding that she tried to help Hasselbeck, 41, learn the ropes of TV.

“Here’s what I said, ‘I’m the senior. She’s the freshman. I’ve got...
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