Rosie O'Donnell & her daughter had a rough year, but they're happily on the mend

Aug 19, 2016 at 9:20 a.m. ET
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Over the past year, Rosie O'Donnell's relationship with her daughter Chelsea has undergone some major changes — and now the two women could not be happier.

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Taking to Instagram on Thursday, O'Donnell posted a sweet selfie of herself and her formerly estranged daughter. She captioned the post with a beautiful message about their relationship, writing, "chelsea and me — what a difference a year makes #hopelives."

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O'Donnell and Chelsea had a volatile relationship that resulted in a public feud. You may also remember that last year Chelsea went missing — O'Donnell tweeted last August that she needed help in finding her daughter — only to be later found shacking up with her older boyfriend. So fans are clearly thrilled to see that O'Donnell has been able to reconnect with Chelsea, and the comments are filled with messages of love and support.

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"Wow! She looks so healthy! Keep up the good work both of you!" mandymomof3 gushed.

"Beautiful picture of great Mom and awesome Daughter!!!" beverly.campbell.90 wrote. And maura_ellenmc was also happy to see the two women together again. She wrote, "That pic makes my heart smile!!!"

Fans have also applauded O'Donnell for not giving up on her daughter.

"You never gave up on her. you are a wonderful mother, rosie," pamdc2924 wrote.

"So happy to see this pic of you two. Chelsea looks really good & so do you," doubleogogo commented. "There's nothing so powerful as a mother's love."

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The situation between O'Donnell and her daughter was heartbreaking, but we are so happy to see they have worked out their problems and are dedicated to rebuilding their relationship.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Rosie O'Donnell family slideshow
Image: Rosie O'Donnell/Instagram

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