Not perfect. Not remotely. But she was a mom full of love and wisdom hard-won through years of struggle and change. And Roseanne did the world a huge favor by creating a television family that over the years tackled every one of the really tough issues in life with real heart and soul–and made you split your sides laughing about them. Here’s what Roseanne, now 54, says about shared parenting: “It’s great if you have a father or husband who takes on 50 percent of the load — but then you’re way ahead of most women on earth.” Don’t single working moms know.
Thanks, Roseanne, for your razor wit and your giant heart and all the hard work you put into giving the world one of the most real television comedies ever created.