In the list of perfect celebrity pairings, we all thought Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito were the real deal. Their relationship stretched through most of their lives, then suddenly, the news broke that they'd called it quits. But what actually happened? Was it infidelity or had the romance gone stale? No one seemed sure, but then the split never happened. After two years of sitting on the separation, Rhea finally got candid about why she refused to sign the divorce papers.
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito hit it off the moment they met. It was 1971; Rhea sat in the audience of her friend’s play. Instead of focusing on her pal, her attention stuck with the stocky guy on stage, a comedic natural.
After the show, Rhea was introduced to Danny and both could sense their wickedly funny personalities had found an instant match. Throwing caution to the wind, they moved in together just two weeks later.
The Best Of Friends
Best friends didn't begin to describe it. For 12 years, Rhea and Danny built their relationship on mutual respect and genuine fun. It wasn’t until 1982 that they'd officially swapped vows becoming husband and wife.
Starting A Family
Once the rings were on their fingers, Rhea and Danny decided to expand their family. They had two daughters, Lucy and Grace, and a son Jacob. Adding kids to the mix only strengthened their bond; the DeVitos were happy.