Rosie O'Donnell, 50, and Michelle Rounds, 41 , were quietly married in a private ceremony in New York on June 9.
The couple, who announced their engagement in December, 2011, originally planned to exchange vows in August, but moved up their plans after Rounds was diagnosed with the rare disease, desmond tumors.
Rounds had the first of several surgeries on June 14, and is now on the road to recovery.
"It is such a rare tumor. It took them quite a while to get an accurate diagnosis," O'Donnell's rep Cindi Berger tells PEOPLE magazine.
O'Donnell, who recently suffered a heart attack, announced the wedding news on her blog, posting, "we married in private before her surgery just the 2 of us."
"when we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish," she continued. "thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times including all of u stranger-friends
connected thru invisible strands of wi fi," concluded the post.
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