Is Debra Messing dating her 'Smash' co-star?
December 29th, 2011
10:54 AM ET

Is Debra Messing dating her 'Smash' co-star?

Debra Messing is making headlines, but it's not for her new NBC show "Smash" - well, not exactly.

After announcing her split from her husband of 10 years last week, Messing is rumored to be dating her "Smash" co-star, Will Chase.

(The show, which also stars "Idol" alum Katharine McPhee, is a midseason drama about what goes on behind-the-scenes on Broadway.)

But back to Messing: Rumors began circulating earlier this week that the 43-year-old actress is dating Chase, and a "show insider" tells People that the gossip is true. According to the magazine, Chase, 41, recently separated from his own spouse, Broadway actress Stephanie Gibson. The couple is said to be getting a divorce.

The source claims that Messing and Chase have been dating for about six weeks, saying that "it all happened very fast, and it's a very difficult situation."

On December 20, Messing's rep told CNN that the actress had "privately separated" from husband Daniel Zelman earlier this year. "The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their [7-year-old] son as a family," the rep said in a statement.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Truther

    Anyone dumb enough to date an actor/actress, let alone marry him/her, deserves the impending divorce.

    June 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John

    So she is dating Will & Grace jokes??????????????

    December 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Betty

    OMG....he's HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He looks like my ex Billy your heart out Lindy.

    December 30, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. lojenk

    December 30, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. lojenk

    December 30, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. madhater

    He's going to smash her butt hole.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pm

    The problem with the US is that 60% of the country is on physchotropic drugs and people like MKULTRA aren't...

    December 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anomic Office Drone

    I give Smash 6 episodes before getting pulled.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jimmie

    Hold the doo doo. None on mine please.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. emilie

    Extra cheese on mine.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JON


    December 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. portalpunk

    FIRSTY after Christmas

    December 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |

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