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Rosie O'Donnell has new girlfriend

Rosie O'Donnell is dating a Texas-based artist, her

Rosie O'Donnell is dating a Texas-based artist, her representative told People magazine in 2009. Credit: AP

Rosie O'Donnell has a new girlfriend.

She is Tracy Kachtick-Anders, a Texas-based artist, O'Donnell's representative told People magazine. The Commack-raised comedian announced in mid-November that her longtime partner Kelli Carpenter had moved out of their home two years ago.

Like O'Donnell, Kachtick-Anders is active in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parenting and adoption issues. Kachtick-Anders has six children, five of whom are adopted, according to the Examiner.com. (O'Donnell and Carpenter are parents to four children; three were adopted and one was conceived through artificial insemination.)

Kachtick-Anders started Open Arms Campaign, a nonprofit organization to recruit and foster adoptive families that targets the LGBT community. "I have become an activist and work to educate everyone, not only about the plight of foster children," she wrote on TheRainbowBabies.com, "but also the inequality that faces LGBT people in their quest to create families."

The pair were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Miami Beach on Tuesday.

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