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Rosie O’Donnell will soon premiere a new talk show, but she’s even more excited about the new woman in her life.

“I did not expect it when I met her at Starbucks,” O’Donnell tells People of Michelle Rounds, who she started dating a few months ago. “She didn’t look like any lesbian I’d ever met. But it’s fun and very exciting.”

O’Donnell, whose The Rosie Show debuts on OWN on October 10, says she’s “in menopause” and has been having “really bad hot flashes,” but her therapist gave her another explanation recently for the heat:

Rosie at Premiere

“[It’s] because you’re also in love.”

Awww, that’s sweet. We guess.