Actress and comedian, Rosie O’Donnell has confirmed she’s engaged to her partner, Boston-based police officer Elizabeth Rooney.The 56-year-old confirmed the news while speaking at a New York City anniversary event for her arts education organization, Rosie’s Theater Kids, which held on Monday.She started by calling Rooney a ‘wonderful woman,’ and told People that their wedding will be ‘a long time in the future,’ as they had ‘both decided that that would be best.’She also praised her fiancee as ‘a pretty unbelievable young woman’ and ‘very much an equal’ to her, with a background including military service and a boxing career.She’s very much her own person,’ Rosie said, ‘and loves what she does.’According to O’Donnell, the age difference between them – 23 years – is no issue for Rooney. I keep telling her I’m too old for her. But she doesn’t seem to care. She’s like, “I was in the Army! I put my life on the line every day you think I don’t know who I want to date?”‘I’m like, “Alright I guess that’s true.” She has a lot of good points.’O’Donnell noted that people have confused Rooney with Rosie’s daughter Chelsea, 20.’A lot of people say, “Oh my god, Chelsea looks so great,”‘ she said. ‘I’m like, “That’s not Chelsea.” That’s my soon-to-be spouse.’It’s a little tricky … she doesn’t seem to think it’s an issue at all. Nobody ever does, but I do sometimes.’Rosie’s confirmation comes after her Police partner added the letter ‘R’ to her social media account, followed by a ring emoji. This will be Rooney’s first marriage and O’Donnell’s third. O’Donnell was married to Michelle Rounds for three years before the two endured a nasty divorce in 2015. Before Rounds, she was married to Kelli Carpenter-O’Donnell from 2004 to 2007.