Usmagazine.com said the former television chat show personality did not confirm a National Enquirer report claiming they have split up and Carpenter has moved out of the Nyack, N.Y., home she shared with O'Donnell and their four children.
"We're a family, we remain a family and we're working on the issues," O'Donnell told USA Today.
"(The children are) adorable and wonderful and they are by far a priority," she added, reportedly with tears in her eyes. "Kelli and I love each other very much and we are working on our issues. Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever. And that is something that has been agreed upon by all parties. ... But everything's fine and everybody's good and we're still both raising them together. We will both continue to parent them and we're friendly and everything's all right."
The couple married in San Francisco, Calif., in 2004.