"Looking at a new human being is so amazing, that people create other people. It's mindboggling," exclaimed Rhea Perlman.
For the first time, Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito are grandparents!
The exciting news was announced by Perlman, 75, during an interview on the most recent podcast episode of Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. When asked what the best thing about her age was, Perlman replied, "that my children have grown and one of them has a grandchild."
"It just happened seven weeks ago," she revealed, per PEOPLE. "It's amazing. Everybody said it'll change your life when you have a grandchild, and it does."
I spend time with 75-year-old actress @RheaPerlman this week on Wiser Than Me.— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 30, 2023
Rhea and I trade stories of being pregnant on set and reminisce about working together 40 years ago on Saturday Night Live.
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Although she did not divulge which of her and DeVito's three children has become a parent, she did reveal that they welcomed a baby girl, Sinclair Lucille DeVito, with Perlman remarking, "They kept the name DeVito even though she's married and her husband is not DeVito, but that's what they chose."
"There's a certain love, I mean I felt it when my own children were born, the kind of love I never felt before for anything, and I had felt love — for my husband, for other people in my family, for a boyfriend here or there. But this was a profound kind of feeling, and here it is again. They can do no wrong," she spoke about grandparenthood. "Looking at a new human being is so amazing, that people create other people. It's mindboggling," she exclaimed.
The new grandmother is trying to spend as much time as possible with the baby without intruding on her children's lives. "I'm spending a considerable amount of time, but trying not to get in their face every day. But we live pretty close together. I live in the east side of LA and so do they, so it's an easy 10-minute drive," said the grandma, who wishes to be addressed as 'Grandma Rhee Rhee.'
Offering some parenting advice, the new grandmama shared, "Be there for them for any situation you need them for. Be there for them when you want to be, but don't overwhelm them."
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito are still married, despite separating in 2012.— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2023
"We are still very good friends and we see each other a lot. And our family is still the most important thing to both of us,” Perlman says. https://t.co/Uv7XkSJ6s3
Perlman and DeVito began dating in 1971 and married in January 1982. The couple separated in October 2012 after 30 years of marriage and almost 40 years together, then reconciled in March 2013. The couple, who separated again in March 2017, had three children: Jacob, 34, Grace, 37, and Lucy, 39.
In the podcast, Perlman opened up about her relationship with DeVito. "We are still married," the actress confirmed, per PEOPLE, adding of her husband, "And we are still very good friends and we see each other a lot. And our family is still the most important thing to both of us."
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