Back in 2012, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, one of Hollywood’s more endearing long-term couples, announced they were separating after 30 years of marriage. About five months later, Louie De Palma and Carla Tortelli called the separation off. As it turns out, being together again wasn’t meant to last.
Danny admitted during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning (via Extra) that he and Rhea are separated, but said that they’re not getting a divorce. Danny and Rhea might not be together, but they’re still friends. When asked if Rhea was at the opening night of his Broadway show, The Price, Danny responded: “Oh, absolutely, we’re really close. Well, we’ve been friends for 40-something years. We love each other.” Danny and Rhea got together in 1971 and have been married since 1982. They have three adult kids.
Danny didn’t go into details about what lead to them getting separated. Shortly after their first separation in 2012, sources were whispering that it was because Danny had been sticking his trouser worm in side-pieces. I don’t know if that’s what happened this time. But I do know that not getting a divorce is a good idea. A divorce means that Danny can get married again. That thought troubles me, because in my mind, Danny is pretty much Frank Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Danny and Rhea not getting a divorce means I don’t have to worry about seeing the headline “Danny DeVito Marries Sexy Rat.” Don’t tell me that wouldn’t happen – Frank would totally marry a rat.