"It took time for us to come to this somehow pretty decent understanding and relationship with each other," said Rhea Perlman.
Rhea Perlman, renowned actress and former spouse of Danny DeVito, recently shared insights into her marriage and personal journey during an episode of the podcast, Wiser Than Me, hosted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Perlman, who has been separated from DeVito since 2012, discussed their ongoing friendship, living alone, and her experiences with body confidence. "Danny and I, we are still married… 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," she said. Perlman and DeVito got married in January 1982 and have three children together, daughters Lucy and Grace, and son Jacob.
While their separation was initially challenging, Perlman acknowledged that they gradually developed a positive understanding and relationship with each other. "I'm not gonna sugarcoat it, it was very difficult at first. And there were a lot of reasons that we separated… It took time for us to come to this somehow pretty decent understanding and relationship with each other," she said. The couple had the opportunity to work together on the iconic sitcom Taxi and also shared the screen in the 1996 film Matilda. In addition to their acting careers, DeVito and Perlman founded Jersey Films in 1992, a successful production company responsible for hit movies such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, Erin Brockovich, and Freedom Writers.
Perlman also provided an update on her current living situation. "I live alone with my little dog, who is my partner in life now. I don’t like living alone. I like being alone. I like having time to myself," she said.
Previously, when DeVito and their children were away, she relished the chance to have some time for herself. However, she realized that living alone on a regular basis is not as fulfilling. While Perlman enjoys the freedom that comes with being alone, she admitted that it's not her favorite when it's an everyday occurrence. "When I was living with Danny and the kids were all in college or wherever…if he went away to do something, [I thought] oh good, I have like two weeks where I can do whatever I want. But, when it's every day, it's not my favorite," she said.
During the podcast conversation, Perlman also touched upon her journey toward body confidence. She said, "I just wish I'd spent less time questioning myself all the time," reports, ET Online.
Rhea Perlman's candid discussion about her marriage, personal life, and body confidence journey provides fans with a deeper understanding of her experiences and the resilience she has shown throughout her life. Despite the separation from Danny DeVito, the couple's enduring friendship and commitment to their family continue to serve as a testament to their deep connection and mutual respect.
"Our family is still the most important thing to both of us," she said. https://t.co/5ORZEWKDD7— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 1, 2023
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