Today is the 41st wedding anniversary of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Yet, the couple is no longer actually married. Although they have never formally divorced, Danny and Rhea split for the first time in 2012, much to the surprise of fans and other performers. But, the pair quickly reunited.
Danny and Rhea waited five years after giving their marriage another shot before deciding to divorce in 2017. After 35 years of marriage, the couple’s separation disappointed supporters, who hoped the divorce would be short.
Despite the fact that they’ve been apart for almost a decade, Rhea has now spoken up about their separation. She stated that things between her and Danny “probably worked out for the best,” yet she misses his presence. The 74-year-old reflected on their connection, adding it has always been a fantastic collaboration.
Even though the separated couple isn’t legally married, they have a tight family tie with their kids, Lucy DeVito, Grace DeVito, and Jack DeVito. They are also in daily communication and have made it a point to maintain their connection despite the difficult conditions.
Danny and Rhea first met in 1971. Danny was in a theatre play of “The Shrinking Bride” at the time, and Rhea was in the audience. They met on the same night and were immediately smitten with one other. They agreed to live together after only two weeks of dating.
They both worked in showbiz for the following decade, including co-starring in the TV sitcom “Taxi.” Eventually, Danny proposed on January 28, 1982, and the couple married a few months later. They were blissfully married for the following few years until announcing their first divorce in 2012.
Rhea discussed their relationship openly, stating they still spend a lot of time together as a family. She and Danny, she says, have reached a place in their lives where they can still appreciate one other’s company without needing anything else. Because they have such a lengthy relationship, having him in her life is a comfort for her.
Rhea and Danny are also relieved that they may keep their friendship for the sake of their kids. Both are committed parents, and Rhea stated that she would have been “beside” herself if her bond with her children had been jeopardised for any reason.
Rhea said candidly about their marriage that she would likely never legally divorce her ex-husband. The actress stated that they have always loved each other and will most likely always adore each other. They still love spending time together, and things are much better between them now that they regard each other as friends.
The actress stated that she does not understand why they should split. They mostly live different lives and live distinct lifestyles while keeping a strong friendship. Rhea stated that everybody in their family knows their relationship and has no objections to it, therefore she sees no cause for an official divorce.
Rhea also highlighted how well she and Danny get along now that all the stressful stuff has vanished. Although they are now happy, Rhea confesses that the initial separation was difficult. Neither of them showed it, but the breakup was hard for both of them.
Danny and Rhea are obviously excellent friends despite their separation. Danny, Rhea, and their entire family frequently go out together, and the mother-of-three confessed they are “still a family.” The two are proud parents who work hard to keep their family close. Rhea had this to say about being a mother- Cheers were everything at the start of her career, but family is everything, everything. She would be devastated if her ties with her children were disrupted.
Danny continues to devote as much time as he can with his children, despite the fact that they are all adults. During a basketball game, the actor was observed on a video conversation with his son, Jake. Lucy, his daughter, sat behind him as he smiled at his son and turned the camera to the basketball floor.
Aside from attending sporting events together, the DeVito family was also seen at the long-awaited premiere of “Avatar 2: The Way of Water.” Rhea, Lucy, and Danny grinned gleefully at the camera as they posed for a shot in front of the advertising poster.
Lucy, the couple’s eldest daughter, spoke out about growing up with celebrity parents. Danny and Rhea, she claims, have successfully kept their modesty despite being well-known public characters. Lucy chose to follow in the footsteps of her parents and now works in the entertainment sector.
Grace, the couple’s second daughter, dabbled in the entertainment industry yet preferred to stay out of the spotlight. Jake, Danny and Rhea’s only son, is also in show business, albeit he chooses to work behind the scenes as a producer.