It wasn't exactly love at first latte when Rosie O'Donnell met girlfriend Michelle Rounds during a caffeine stop.
"So I walked into a Starbucks in the summer, and she was holding a little puppy," the talk show host tells ABC's "Nightline." "There's a 4-pound Pomeranian in her arms, and I thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that's what she looked like to me, and she's a 40-year-old gay woman."
Rosie freely admits her "gaydar was waaaay off" when she sized up the high-tech business exec, but she believes it was probably for the best.
"I think if I had known that she was gay," she says, "I wouldn't have been brave enough to talk to her."