Some sad Hollywood news today, as Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage. The duo wed in January 1982 and have three children - Lucy, 29; Grace, 27; and Jacob, 24. Entertainment Tonight broke the story earlier today.
They originally met in 1970 when Perlman went to see a friend in "The Shrinking Bride" on Broadway. Once there, she was charmed by DeVito, who was in the production. Two weeks later, they moved in together.
After they were married, Perlman told People magazine that DeVito“was a lot more fun and a lot more sexy” than men she had previously dated. He said that ”she was vibrant, with a great sense of humor, and real warm.”
Perlman added that “you’d really have to work hard at breaking us up at this point.” I guess someone did some hard work.
DeVito currently stars on and produces FX's hit It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, while Perlman has worked sporadically since starring in Cheers and with DeVito in 1996's Matilda. They shared scenes on Taxi as well.
Together they founded the Jersey Films production company in 1992. It has produced films such as Garden State, Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovitch.