ROSIE O'DONNELL won't feature in the life of her granddaughter, according to her estranged daughter.

Chelsea Alliegro has confirmed the US TV star is set to become a grandmother for the first time in the coming months but, following their high-profile falling out, Rosie will have nothing to do with the upbringing of her baby.

She said: ''It's very exciting and I'm looking forward to it. But Rosie will not be in my child's life - and no, I do not feel sad about that to be honest.''

Instead, Chelsea revealed she will regard Kelli Carpenter, Rosie's first wife, and the mother of her husband, Nick Alliegro, as her baby's grandmothers.

And Chelsea - who Rosie adopted when she was just three months old - insisted she doesn't particularly mind whether she gives birth to a boy or a girl.

Speaking to MailOnline, she explained: ''I really don't care if I have a boy or a girl, I'm just hoping for a healthy baby. Nick would really like a boy.

''But as far as I am concerned so long as it's healthy that's what matters.

''When we went to the obstetrician they gave us a little bag with tiny diapers and a green onesie, which I thought looked like a boy's colour - but I think it was meant to be neutral.''

Earlier this year, Chelsea accused Rosie of being verbally abusive towards her and of threatening to attack her with a wine bottle.

Rosie responded by addressing her adopted daughter's accusations during a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.

Making reference to Joan Crawford, who had a strained relationship with her adopted daughter Christina, Rosie said: ''Things have been rough in my family in the last week. Let's just say I feel strongly Joan Crawford was framed.''