Rosie O’Donnell seems to be struggling to sell off her beautiful mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey.
The property valued at $6 million has been up for sale for more than five years now after Rosie O’Donnell first listed it on the market in 2015.
The former co-host of The View bought the 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom home for $6.3 million in 2013; the asking price has been decreased to $5.9 million — which would mean a loss of $400,000 for O’Donnell when it eventually gets a buyer.
The 58-year-old actress and TV personality has been busy filming for The L Word‘s latest season, where she is a guest star.
She spends most of the week at another home — a luxury penthouse in New York — which boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is valued at $8 million.
However, O’Donnell is believed to spend most weekends at her Saddle River home, situated on five acres of land — a very different landscape to Manhattan.
Built in 1928, the home has undergone significant renovations to its structure and interior. Potential buyers can be tempted by an artist’s studio, a basketball court, two pools, and a jacuzzi.
In 2018, Rosie O’Donnell managed to flog two properties — another house she was previously using as her main home in New York, which sold for $5.1 million, and a property in Florida’s West Palm Beach, which sold for $5 million.
More than 20 years ago, she famously sold another New York property — a Victorian river home she bought in 1996, which belonged to the “First Lady of American Theatre,” actress Helen Hayes.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Rosie O’Donnell has stayed active on Instagram, sharing selfies, political posts, and most recently, on Thursday, an adorable snap of her 8-year-old daughter, Dakota, and their pet dog.
Rosie O’Donnell has been staying in New Jersey during the coronavirus, eating junk food, and has no plans to return to New York anytime soon.
She stated: “We had a lot of junk in the beginning when it was first happening, and I was panicking. I told the person who works there to get us some Pop Tarts, so he got us about 40 boxes … and it started to get really sad when I realized there were only about half the boxes left, and I’m the only one in the house who eats them.”
Talking about leaving New York City, she explained: “Without theater, without restaurants, that’s what your life in NYC is about. Museums and culture and art shows and for me, theater, theater, theater. I do theater twice a week.”
Fans are hoping that she will find a buyer.