Are Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Still Married?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Veteran performing couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have damaged up and gotten again collectively so usually, it’s onerous to maintain observe of whether or not or not they’re nonetheless married, or in the event that they’ve referred to as it quits as soon as and for all.

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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Here’s the most recent on their relationship.

How the couple met

The pair met a long time in the past in 1971 and their relationship was a whirlwind one. Mere weeks after assembly, the 2 moved in collectively.

Appearing on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee in 1996, DeVito and Perlman reminisced about how they met.

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“I was in a play off-Broadway, at the Mercury Theater, and I was playing this demented stable boy, I’m sitting on the edge of the stage, spitting into the orchestra pit. The young girl, who I was having my way with [in the play], the landowner’s daughter, comes out and she says, ‘Richie, what are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m spittin’ on the swans.’ She was Rhea’s girlfriend, Rhea came to see the show, and Rhea saw me.”

DeVito revealed that after the present, they went out to seize a chew, and “hung out a little bit.”

“I really dug her,” he instructed Philbin and Gifford, referring to Perlman, who agreed the sensation was mutual.

“We were instant,” she stated.

“We spent all night talking,” DeVito continued, “and finally, I asked her for her phone number, and it was a Brooklyn number. So that cinched it, right there.”

The couple that works collectively…

The two labored first as a pair on the sitcom, Taxi, on which DeVito performed abusive cab dispatcher Louie De Palma and Perlman had a recurring function as Louie’s on/off girlfriend, Zena Sherman.

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Most famously, the 2 co-starred in Matilda, the now-classic kids’s movie primarily based on the Roald Dahl guide, as Matilda’s horrible mother and father, the Wormwoods.

The two actors clearly have a great time working collectively, as is apparent in each scene of the movie. Matilda is a superb movie for teenagers and adults and that’s thanks in nice half to DeVito and Perlman’s on-screen chemistry.

Their separation, reconciliation, separation, and now

Perlman and DeVito first separated in 2012, shortly after their 30th marriage ceremony anniversary, as a result of DeVito’s reported power unfaithfulness. The couple’s good friend, actor Michael Douglas, did his half to attempt to get them again collectively.

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At that point, Radar Online reported a supply as saying, “Michael loves Rhea and he told Danny he will never find another woman quite like her. . . He said he should do whatever it takes to win Rhea back and come to his senses fast before it is too late. It’s because of Michael they are talking to each other.”

They obtained again collectively in 2013, solely to separate for good in 2017.

For her half, Perlman says she’ll by no means actually finish it with DeVito. They have an excessive amount of historical past and, in the long run, she really loves him.

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Appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2019, the actress stated of her relationship with DeVito, “. . . I’m not getting divorced,” she added. “No, no, no. What for? We do live separately. We see each other a lot too.”

“Danny and I have always loved each other and we have three amazing children together,” she added. “We really agree on almost everything important.”

Read extra: Danny DeVito’s Recent Social Media Message – ‘From the Bottom of My Heart’

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