Rhea Perlman says she and Danny DeVito may be separated but not getting divorced: 'What for?'

Rhea Perlman says she and Danny DeVito may be separated but not getting divorced: 'What for?'
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito (Source : Getty Images)

Actor Rhea Perlman on Thursday said that she will not divorce Danny DeVito despite the two of them being separated. The actor during an appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen spoke about her relationship candidly when a fan called in to ask her how it was easy for her and ex to stay friends. 

Perlman explained, "I don’t know why it’s difficult for other people, but Danny and I have always loved each other and we have three amazing children together. We really agree on almost everything important. You know we were together for 40 years. 40 years is a long time, you might have to do something else!"

Cohen then asked her how often Perlman and DeVito stay in touch with each other and she answered, "A lot. We talked today."


She also said that their relationship is better today and fares well 'because all the tense stuff is gone'.

She said, "It’s not in his face or in mine. It was a hard transition… but everything smoothed out. Everybody’s got a good relationship with Danny, and with me and each other. That’s all we care about."


She also stressed that she will not be getting a divorce from him. She said, "But, I’m not getting divorced. No, no, no. What for? We do live separately. We see each other a lot too. We’re friends. We’re happy. Everybody’s happy."

DeVito and Perlman have worked together many a time in the past including on tv show 'Taxi', and the family film 'Matilda' that came out in 1996. The two began dating in 1971 and they got married in January 1982. Rhea and Danny are parents to Lucy, 36, Grace, 34, and Jacob, 31.


They announced their separation after 30 years of being married in October 2012. They did reconcile in 2013 only to be separated again in 2017. 

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