O'Donnell said on the “Hot Takes & Deep Dives” podcast that she met the late singer and Robyn Crawford at a party, where it was clear the two were a couple.
The comedian-turned-talk show host said she has "compassion" for DeGeneres, who spent the summer in a fog of accusations of workplace toxicity.
The comedian and former talk show host first became pen pals with the ex-fixer for her mortal enemy, Donald Trump.
One of the president's staunchest critics gazed into her crystal ball and zinged him again.
The Emmy winner will host stage and screen luminaries, including Darren Criss and Sarah Jessica Parker, on a streamed revival March 22.
"I don't know what just exploded in my mouth."
“It started very young,” the comedian says in an upcoming book.
“I believe in America and I believe in our political system and I believe we will right the wrong of the tyranny of Donald Trump," the TV personality told TMZ.
Rihanna, Mark Hamill, Alyssa Milano, John Cusack, Kathy Griffin and Nancy Sinatra are among those taking aim at Trump.
The two have been together since November 2017.