Danny DeVito's trying to work it out with Rhea Perlman
December 6th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Danny DeVito's trying to work it out with Rhea Perlman

Danny DeVito's recent separation from his wife Rhea Perlman was one of  the more heartbreaking splits that happened this year, but it sounds like there's hope for the couple.

DeVito recently told "Extra" that he and Perlman, whom he married in 1982 while on a lunch break from his TV series "Taxi," are still trying to repair their relationship. The two announced their separation in October, but didn't explain what led to the rift in their marriage.

But when 68-year-old DeVito was asked whether he was adjusting to life as a single man, he hesitated and explained that he wasn't really solo these days.

"Rhea and I are really close, and actually still together," DeVito said. "Separate, but still together."

As far as a reconciliation? "We're working on it," he said.

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  1. My poor Danny...

    having to deal with this train wreck of a marriage....all i can say is do your best one more time and then if it doesn't work out pay her off and get rid of her once and for all–

    December 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. snap snap snap

    i agree never belittle people - it could come back to bite the person in the ass.

    they suck as a couple

    December 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Dandey

    Geez, who cares about EITHER of these two...?

    December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |


    December 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      You are a complete moron, it is spelled they're which makes you even more disgusting than your perception of them. I hope the plastic things come off of all of your shoe laces!

      December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • i have better things to do.


      December 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. oh and

    20 IP address for margie also

    December 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. great post...

    3,689 margie
    0 Other

    December 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. grampalikesit

    Danny has been through the mill with Rhea

    December 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. talkthetalk

    danny doesn't have a choice. he's stuck.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. laurentdowell


    December 7, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Say it ain't so

    I hope you guys can work right through this & show other celebs what "for better or worse" really mean & not throw in the towel so fast.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. talkthetalk

    i laugh everytime i look at this picture of danny and rhea...i actually know a nutty couple like them....they look like them too! lolololol

    December 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. zodiac

    we can only hope this is true

    December 7, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. ump?

    danny reminds me of someone in the family...he's hysterical all through the gathering with his funny stories and is the life of the party....he likes to have a good time...

    December 7, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. burp


    December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. dotheflippin'math

    To Pakistanman: being a nuclear power is causing divorce in your nation? Maybe you should stay away from the poppies. Btw: our missles are bigger than yours, so NYAAAAH, NYAAAH!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. Dave

    I know Danny from NYC. I hope they work it out, they are really great together.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. woody

    louie drew the line when he caught cliffie and norman tag teamin carla in sams office while woody snapped photos!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. bumpandshutup

    danny is a fun guy...alot of girls like him because he's a hoot!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  19. Pippa

    She just outgrew him...

    December 7, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  20. Chris

    He's great on always sunny. I had no idea he was that old. WOW

    December 7, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. Rev.Christie Bliss Ley

    Glad to hear they are trying to work things out. Some relationships are worth holding on to, and this is one of them.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. rockysfan

    Here's hoping you make it.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. Lapitup

    At their age it can't be a midlife crisis.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  24. locarussa

    What can you really work on after 30 years, SERIOUSLY? Just drop it and move on.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  25. Joe

    Best of luck... it's always a "tough row to hoe", but hope you both can do it

    December 7, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  26. Lindalou

    Neither one is going to win a beauty contest, but they're both successful actors. They have been married for so long their successes financially are both theirs to be split equally. Having and raising kids took her out of the game for a while, but I still remember seeing her over the years in small parts..she didn't have the freedom he had.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  27. Bob Hope

    It never ceases to amaze me how many armchair professors of no knowledge are out there. Let's wish them luck and move on to cleaning our own closets.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  28. Hopetheyworkitout

    Glad to hear they are trying. That's what most married people should do. Most don't. Thirty years is a long time to not try to work on it. I'm married 25 years, and although it's had a lot of ups and downs, my husband is the one who has been with me the longest, and that means something. Hoping it does for these two too!!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  29. John

    They have to spend more time with each other, each day, doing things to make each other happy, or it will fall apart. That's how people work, man or woman, both the same result, for the same reason.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  30. stuck stuck stuck BULL4443

    He has a lousy marriage...what choice does he have...he's the one with the bucks...she's take everything from him.
    its all BULL

    December 7, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • getreal

      Let's see..........she's had an extensive career in TV and film also. She makes her own money. She gave birth to their children and help raise them. She put up with his PHILANDERING for YEARS!!!!!! Apparently, he hits on anything that moves. Just as recent as last year some young girl complained about him trying to touch her at a premiere. I think we know which one is the loser in this couple.

      December 7, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Obviously you've never been on IMDB and seen her resume!

      December 7, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. 4443

    i agree stay danny...pay her bills...and see others....there is no way this poor man can remain stuck the rest of his
    life with a wench like her.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  32. ChiefTrapTop

    would you touch her?

    December 7, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  33. Open Marriage

    he can stay their and they can have an open marriage...

    December 7, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  34. BULL

    he's afraid of her...its not with the grieve...they will make him miserable...he's better of staying and screwing other women.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  35. stuck stuck stuck

    What can danny do...he's stuck until he dies.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  36. Danny-I feel sorry for him...

    She's not really worth divorcing....he is afraid of her, he's the one with the money.

    Danny does not lead...he follows because he's afraid of her....his parents want him to deal with it because
    rhea's family is nuts and they will ruin him.....danny should NOT have married rhea.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  37. They are a mismatch from day 1.....

    he's stuck, he's got the bills..they are not you average couple....stuck is right

    December 7, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  38. Danny's Fanny 4443

    She really doesn't do much all day.... he has to remain this way because of the bills.
    She's demanding and CANNOT survive on her own.. let's be frank she's
    not christie brinkley.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  39. stuck stuck stuck

    what can the poor dear do....he's loaded...what she going to do give it to rhea? no way...stick it out
    and see other women

    December 7, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  40. Poor Danny

    you watched it all fall down...now your stuck...

    December 7, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  41. Danny is stuck

    this the choice he made...best of luck to him...

    December 7, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  42. blkwdow

    I wish them the best of luck... I hope they can work things out.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  43. 4443

    let's face who would touch either one of they...there both ugly and other then their pack.....does anyone
    truly pay attention to them

    December 7, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  44. Stay

    medical, kids schooling, house bills...she does nothing all day long....he has pay for everything...its not worth
    it to give her 1/2 he's better off remaining in the marriage....he is the one with the funds...

    December 7, 2012 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  45. what choice does he have

    none....it will cost him too much money to dump her.....so he just rolls with the punches.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mickey

    Love is serious. <3

    December 7, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  47. Pritika

    If there is anything left worth saving, do it. If not make a clean harmonious cut and check out the world as singles back and forth is to painful.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  48. pastramiSchnitzel

    He shouldv'e followed the DENNIS system.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  49. PakistanMan

    In Pakistan this is very common – Since we have nuclear technology and lots of missiles it is usually leads to marital issues and problems. But we are a nuclear power and hence problems of divorce and patching up always happen. We are very industrial nation. Thanks and have a great day.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      Wow! I have never before heard anyone attempt to try to connect a nation's possession of nuclear weapons with their individual citizens' tendency to divorce and/or reconcile.

      Is there any correlating data on subject in the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, and Israel? I'm telling you, there's PhD dissertation on this subject waiting to be written, and maybe even the Nobel Prize in Fizzicks.

      December 7, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Dirty Sanchez

      PakistanMan deserves a crisp anal cobbing for his comment.

      December 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Beautiful Vixen

    Hope they can work it out.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  51. john

    hope they work it out

    December 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  52. AaronT3

    Awesome, I was so sad when I 1st heard they were breaking up.. Good for you guys for trying to work it out.☻

    December 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Skrewed

    I'm sorry, but "Carla" ruined Cheers for me.If she would have kept quiet, she would have been perfect. The second she opened her mouth I knew I would be skipping episodes.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      You couldn't be more wrong. Her character was an integral part of the show.

      December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lew

      You are in the minority with that notion. Most people loved the Carla Tortelli character.

      December 7, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. markearl

    love both of these guys................great actors and great people.....................hope they can settle their differences,

    December 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ossie

    are u crazy the world will fall apart if these guys split.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Lindalou

    Good luck guys! At that age I wouldn't want to get naked in front of anyone else. The thought of starting all over again gives me hives.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Brett

    ..problem with society= people like "who will take them..."(listed above) Just because we like them in Cheers, It's always Sunny, Batman..does not mean "we" truely know who they are. Let them have their privacy and stop forming absent-minded opinions of people "we" don't know. Focus on yourselves and what you can do to better society instead of spreading worthless opinions. (Vince is professor of nothing)

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. shpikus

    Yes, they are celebrities, but when the bright lights go out, they are just another married couple trying to make things good for themselves and their family. They seem like two nice people and a nice couple. I hope they give each other a big hug and make it all work out.
    Good luck you two crazy kids! 🙂

    December 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Chase

    LOL. It's like the family guy episode

    Danny- "Will you marry me?"
    Rhea-"I don't knoooow."
    Danny- "It's me or nobody else."

    December 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jennie

    I REALLY hope they fix things between them!

    December 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  61. who will take them...

    they are both broken down baggage.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • B4ITENDS

      Broken down baggage? I'm truly sorry to hear a comment like this. You must hurt inside with self loathing and dysfunction to have nothing good to say. You have my full sympathy and prays.

      December 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • CS

      I would rather be with them instead of the other plastic phony divas that permeate Hollywood. When they say something you believe it comes from the heart, not a PR firm or some polictical action commitee.

      December 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  62. ctbtx67

    I really hope they work it out...I love them as a couple....plus, where else are either of them gonna find a partner as short as they are....I never found a partner 5' like me, so I ended up with a 6'5" giant.....good wishes you guys...

    December 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Tanya

    I really hope they can work it out. Thirty years is a long time to just walk away. I wish them luck.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • VinceProfessor

      30 years is a long time, so it is about TIME to walk away!

      December 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |

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