Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli Carpenter

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Rosie O'Donnell's marriage is not on the rocks, thankyouverymuch.

Never one to back away from a public war of words, O'Donnell has lashed out at a rumor started by veteran Page Six gossip maven Cindy Adams alleging O'Donnell's marriage to Kelli Carpenter had hit the skids.

"I called Rosie this morning, and she said she thinks Cindy Adams is a lesbian but doesn't know it yet," O'Donnell's rep, Cindi Berger, told E! News. "Rosie said she's leaving Kelly for Cindy."

If nothing else, that ought to sell some papers.

Adams' item was published in the print and online editions of the New York Post earlier this morning.

"We're hearing that the togetherness of Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli Carpenter, the handsome blond gal Rosie calls her wife, may not be so together anymore," Adams wrote. "Whatever other difficulties such a breakup might cause, there is also a houseful of adopted kids they're raising."

O'Donnell wasted no time in rebutting the claims, first firing off a missive to Perez Hilton.

"cindy adams and i r having a full blown affair. she is a lesbian," the spelling- and grammar-eschewing TV vet wrote.

O'Donnell and Carpenter tied the knot in San Francisco on Feb. 26, 2004, and have four children together. The wedding was later declared invalid by the California Supreme Court.

However, the law has once again changed, much to Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and George Takei's delight. And O'Donnell spoke out about the change earlier this month, claiming she and Carpenter would not be rushing down the aisle a second time.

"We're going to wait until it's legal everywhere," she said. "Once it gets to be at the federal level, once every state recognizes the marriages of every other state, I think that'll be the time we would do it."

No word on whether Cindy shares the same opinion.

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