DeVito and Perlman End One of Hollywood’s Longest Marriages
For over 30 years Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have worked together, loved together, began a family together, had success together, but now are separating ending one of the longest marriages in Hollywood today.
Word broke this Monday afternoon through the couple’s rep that after 30 years of marriage that the Jersey Shore born and bred DeVito (Neptune and Asbury Park in Monmouth County) and Perlman are calling their marriage quits.
The Hollywood power couple first met over 40 years ago after DeVito was featured in a play that Perlman’s friend was a part of back in 1971. The story goes that 2 weeks later they moved in together. Perlman found herself as DeVito’s love interest in the hit ABC show Taxi (Louie DePalma and Zena respectfully), and found themselves tying the not in 1982.
The two of them founded what has become one of the more influencial production companies in Hollywood – Jersey Films. Their company released some of the biggest films over the last 20 years that include Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, Man on The Moon, and the successful TV show Reno 911.
DeVito is currently seen in the FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, was the voice of The Lorax that was a monster hit movie in the last year, and is reuniting with his Twins co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger to do a sequel Triplets with Eddie Murphy for 2014.
Perlman is seen in reruns everywhere as Carla on Cheers, the role that won her 4 Emmy Awards.
The couple have 3 grown kids – Lucy (29), Grace (27), and Jacob (24).