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Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito


Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in 2012

Actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman on February 19, 2012 in Universal City, California at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's 3D-CG Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
In an April 2012 interview with Barbara Ellen of The Observer, DeVito described his marriage with Rhea as "good friends, best friends, we talk to each other every day, we Skype, all of it." To the shock of many, a few months later the couple announced their separation and end to their 30-year marriage in October 2012. Reports in March 2013 reveal the couple is back together.
Fast Marriage Facts - Rhea and Danny:
Met: 1970.
Married: January 28, 1982.
Separated: October 2012.
Reconciled: March 2013.
First Marriage: Yes.

Did You Know?
Danny and Rhea worked together during much of their marriage.

News Updates:

3/15/2013: According to People.com, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman "have been quietly working on their relationship in recent months and have called off the separation."

12/05/2012: Danny DeVito -- "Rhea and I are really close. Actually, still together, just separate, but together.” Jerry [Penacoli] asked if there was a chance of reconciliation. Danny replied, “We’re working on it.”
Source: Jerry Penacoli. "Exclusive! Danny DeVito on His Marriage: 'We're Working On It'" ExtraTV.com. 12/05/2012.


Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr: November 17, 1944 in Neptune, New Jersey.

Rhea Perlman: March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York.

When Danny and Rhea Met:

Rhea and Danny met in 1970 when Rhea watched a friend and Danny perform in The Shrinking Bride on Broadway. Two weeks later they were together. Eleven years later they married.

The play didn't last long, but their marriage and friendship was considered by many to be one of Hollywood's success stories until their split in 2012.

Wedding Date and Information:

Danny and Rhea were married on January 28, 1982.
Carol Wallace: "When the bride could not choose between 'a sweat suit and an attractive T-shirt,' she settled for a rented antique wedding dress. The groom, meanwhile, rushed home during a Taxi lunch break. The rain-soaked garden ceremony was performed by a French-horn player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic who doubles as a licensed minister. As for the wedding march, the happy couple chose a recording of Our Gang's Alfalfa trilling 'I'm in the Mood for Love.'"
Source: Carol Wallace. "Chalk Up a Successful Marriage for TV's Tart-Tongued Twosome, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman." People.com. 12/12/1983.


Danny and Rhea raised three children together.
  • Lucy Chet DeVito: Born in 1983.
  • Grace Fan DeVito: Born in 1985.
  • Jacob Daniel DeVito: Born in 1987.


Danny: Comedian, actor, producer, writer, director.

Rhea: Actor, author, producer.


Danny and DeVito lived in a five-bedroom French country-style estate in Beverly Hills, California for most of their marriage and spent vacations at their second home in Interlaken, New Jersey. Their California home had a theatre room, library, gym, and wine cellar.

Quotes About the Marriage of Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito:

Craig Hlavaty: "DeVito is 67, and Perlman is 64. The thought of giving up this close to the finish line seems silly, uncouth, wrong. But maybe it was just a case of two people deeply in love, finding themselves not a team against the world anymore, but two passing ships in the night with different courses and ports of call. That's the most depressing part of this news. Not that a cute tiny couple is parting ways, but that it could happen to all of us, and no amount of money or time can stop it."
Source: Criag Hlavaty. "Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Are Splitting Up: Say It Ain't So #TrollFoot." HoustonPress.com. 10/08/2012.

Jen Chaney: "The diminutive couple — whose most notable television roles, on Taxi and Cheers, respectively, cast both of them as smart-mouthed cynics — came across publicly as stable, happy, family-focused people who genuinely worked as a team. Obviously, marriages and partnerships evolve over time, and sometimes even the most bonded units breaks down. But still: It’s sad ..."
Source: Jen Chaney. "Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have separated." WashingtonPost.com. 10/08/2012.

Danny on the secret to a long lasting marriage: "Love. Love. I mean, really. You know what? Who knows. The secret to success is to try to never figure that out.”
Source: Sheila Marikar. "Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman Separate After 30 Years." ABCNews.go.com. 10/08/2012.

Rhea: "Ours is not a fighting relationship. We both always feel terrible after even a small amount of harsh words."
Source: Carol Wallace. "Chalk Up a Successful Marriage for TV's Tart-Tongued Twosome, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman." People.com. 12/12/1983.

Michael Douglas: "There's a balance to their relationship, and they protect it zealously. There's a magic about them."
Source: Carol Wallace. "Chalk Up a Successful Marriage for TV's Tart-Tongued Twosome, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman." People.com. 12/12/1983.

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