The comedienne, who has famously feuded with Donald Trump since 2006, came face-to-face with his daughter for the first time at the New York City restaurant Nobu on Wednesday night. Though she almost just got up and left, O'Donnell decided to talk to Ivanka and their conversation went surprisingly well.
At first, the 54-year-old kept the encounter to a simple tweet, writing, "@IvankaTrump in a city of 8 million - we meet face 2 face - i thank u 4 listening - mother 2 mother - on this new years week - my best 2 u."
However, on Thursday night, O'Donnell went on to pen a poem titled "8 Million to One," opening up about their encounter and explaining how she was "captivated" by Ivanka's beauty and taken back by her kindness—though she didn't even realize who it was at first.
In the poem, O'Donnell explains she simply walked into the restaurant and saw a young couple sitting at a table in the corner, looking beautiful and in love. Later, her friend Dana revealed it was Ivanka. Though O'Donnell almost got up and left at that point, she decided to speak to the fashion designer.
She explained the encounter in her poem: "5 steps toward her table/ introduced myself/ she smiled genuinely/ her husband was warm and gracious/ i told her of my children/ some truths about myself/ my pain and shame/ she was absurdly kind."
The poem continues, "'i just wanted u to know'/ i said in a shaky quiet voice/ i then made my way down the large wooden stairway/ into my waiting car."
She concluded, "i wrote a book once/ about bashert/ the concept of/ meant to be/ it has comforted me/ on my darkest days/ when my inner voices scream/ u deserved it/ as her father has/ same as my own."
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Meanwhile, Donald and O'Donnell's decades-long feud began in 2006 when the co-host called him a "snake-oil salesman on Little House On The Prairie" on The View after he gave then-Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner a second despite coming under fire for allegations of drug use and illegal drinking.
Donald shot back saying, "Rosie is just disgusting...she's fat, she's a loser. She's a farm animal pig. She's a beast, ok. She's just a loser. She's no good."
The feud has continued ever since, proving to still be ignited as the republican candidate made reference of her in the presidential debate a few weeks ago.
Donald told the country, "Rosie O'Donnell—I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her."
In return, O'Donnell called him an "orange anus" and reminded everyone she's #withher.