Rosie O'Donnell's family drama is getting more complicated.
The 53-year-old former View co-host's 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell, showed up in a New Jersey court on Friday, to show her support for Steven Sheerer, the 25-year-old man she was found with after she was went missing in August. Last Monday, Sheerer was charged with third-degree distribution of obscenity to a minor and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, as Chelsea was only 17 at the time. The obscenity charge stems from a nude photo Sheerer reportedly sent to Chelsea in their online communication before she ran away from home.
"She came to court today in person and the judge spoke to her," Sheerer's attorney, Robert Tarver, told ET about Chelsea's court appearance on Friday. "We presented the judge with a certification from Chelsea O'Donnell, herself, indicating that she said to this guy, number 1, they communicated through Tinder, and she represented that she was 19 years old on Tinder."
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Rosie O'Donnell, center, and her children Parker and Chelsea arrive at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical 'American Idiot' in New York, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Belle O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: (L-R) Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell, Chelsea Belle O'Donnell and Blake Christopher O'Donnell attend the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 03: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** (L-R) Blake O'Donnell, Parker O'Donnell, Chelsea O'Donnell, Nathan Lane as 'Gomez Addams', Vivian O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell and Bebe Neuwirth as 'Morticia Addams' pose backstage at 'The Addams Family' on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Vivienne Carpenter-O'Donnell, Kelli Carpenter, Chelsea Carpenter-O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell, Blake Carpenter-O'Donnell and Parker Carpenter-O'Donnell attend the HBO screening of A Family is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration at the HBO Theater on January 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
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"She verified she was 18 now, but 17 at the time of contact," Tarver added. "She verified how she met him -- through Tinder -- verified he didn't know what age she was, and she never told him the truth on that."
Chelsea also asked the judge to remove The Nicole Law, a court provision barring her from seeing Sheerer, which the judge agreed to.
"She appealed to the judge to remove the no contact order due to the fact that she is an adult now," Ocean County Prosecutor's Office press officer, Al Della Fave, told ET on Friday. "Her birthday has passed and she felt the subject would pose no harm to her."
"She wants to be able to have a continued relationship with Mr. Sheerer," Tarver said.
A source from inside the courtroom told ET that as soon as court was done, Chelsea immediately went over to Sheerer's mother, who was present, and gave her a big hug.
Sheerer's bail was significantly reduced from $40,000 to $10,000 at Friday's court appearance, and Tarver said he expects his client will be out of jail later today. "What happens next is the case goes to grand jury, and if they decide it is appropriate to bring charges, then he and his attorney will need to decide how they want to plead the case," Della Fave said.
Chelsea is currently living with her birth mother, Deanna Micoley, who gave her up for adoption in 1997. "Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother," Rosie's spokesperson, Cindi Berger, said in a statement to ET. "This was her choice."
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
BENTONVILLE, AR - MAY 07: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 'League of their own' event at Arvest Park hosted by Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 7, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Kate Mulgrew and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'An Evening with Kate Mulgrew', a reading and Q & A about her memoir 'Born with Teeth' at the Vineyard Theatre on May 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Uzo Aduba and Rosie O'Donnell attend Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" Season 2 premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Liz McCartney, Rosie O'Donnell and Sarah Uriarte Berry attend the 'Taboo:Ten Years Later' reunion concert at 54 Below on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Lena Hall, Rosie O'Donnell and Annaleigh Ashford pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
THE VIEW - Rosie O'Donnell returns to THE VIEW to a standing ovation, FRIDAY, FEB. 7 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. Never shy on opinions, the Emmy Award-winner joins the co-hosts for Hot Topics, shares how her life dramatically changed since leaving THE VIEW and makes a declaration that even she thought she would never say. The appearance marks the first time Rosie O'Donnell has returned to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007). (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter as 'Lola', Eric Stonestreet and Andy Kelso as 'Charlie' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Rosie O'Donnell at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
Actress Jenny McCarthy, right, jokes with Rosie O'Donnell after a radio interview on radio row at the Super Bowl XLVI media center Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Indianapolis. The New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Television personality Rosie O'Donnell and girlfriend Michelle Rounds attend the National Board of Review awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Rosie O'Donnell talks to the audience during a taping of her show in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. "The Rosie Show" premieres Monday, Oct. 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and will be taped at the former home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
** FILE ** In this Nov. 13, 2008 file photo, Rosie O'Donnell and her son Parker arrive to the Broadway opening of Billy Elliot The Musical, in New York. O'Donnell's variety special, "Rosie Live," will air Wednesday, Nov. 26, on NBC at 8 p.m. EST. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file)
Rosie O'Donnell arrives at the opening reception for her art exhibition "Solace" at The Gallery at New World Stages Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)
Rosie O'Donnell performs during the True Colors Tour concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Rosie O'Donnell, second from right, poses with soldiers prior to the official dedication of the Center for the Intrepid, a $50 million high-tech rehabilitation center designed to serve the growing number of soldiers who return from war as amputees or with severe burns, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Rosie O'Donnell, left, fills the moderator spot as she joins co-hosts Barbara Walters, second from left, Joy Behar, second from right, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck during the taping of the first show of the 10th season of the ABC talk show, "The View," Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 in New York. The show began its 10th season with O'Donnell joining the returning Behar, Hasselbeck and Walters. Another change was a cozy, blue-and-orange arena-like set with a glass-top version of the drop-leaf table the ladies sit around for their "Hot Topics" segment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Rosie O'Donnell gestures as she enters Manhattan state Supreme Court, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, in New York, where the popular TV personality and "Rosie" publisher Gruner + Jahr USA are suing each other for breach of contract. O'Donnell quit the magazine in mid-September 2002, following a dispute over editorial control, and it ceased publication shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Rosie O'Donnell hosts Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2002. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
Rosie O'Donnell appeares at the Gladstone Center for girls in Miami, Wednesday, July 26, 2000, during a presentation of a $ 1 million donation from Office Depot to the CHARLEE Program, a south Florida charitable organization that cares for children who have been abused or neglected. (AP Photo/Ed Cox)
Rosie O' Donnell, left, talks to parents about improving day care Tuesday, June 6, 2000, as Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore listen at the Children's All Day School in New York. Gore, who is trying to soften his image and improve his support among women, announced today that he would propose to provide about $8 billion in incentives over the next decade to states that come up with plans to improve both quality and affordability of day care. (AP Photo/Mitsu Yasukawa, Pool)
Rosie O'Donnell, left, poses with Barbra Streisand during the taping of the Rosie O'Donnell Show in New York Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997. The show will air Friday Nov. 21, 1997. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Rav Amati)
Comedian-actress Rosie O'Donnell is shown in this 1994 photo. (AP Photo)
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Sheerer -- who lives at home in Barnegat, New Jersey, with his mother -- met Chelsea online, a source close to the situation previously told ET. He's also been in trouble with the law before. He previously served 53 days in jail and two years probation in 2013 after being charged with third-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, third-degree possession of heroin, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. ET can confirm he also pleaded guilty to possession of heroin in 2012, serving two years' concurrent probation.