Surprising Facts About Rhea Perlman’s Marriage With Danny DeVito: Separated But Wont Divorce

Rhea Perlman's Marriage with Danny DeVitoRhea Perlman's Marriage with Danny DeVito. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Rhea Perlman is an actress who has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress and has won four times. The talented actress has an interesting story related to her love life.

Rhea and the popular actor Danny DeVito were married for many years until splitting in October 2012. From there, their on-and-off marriage began, and people are keen to know about their marital status. So, let’s know about it.

Met in the 1970s At a Cast Dinner

  • Rhea and Danny met for the first time in January 1971. She had gone to watch The Shrinking Bride, where her friend was performing.
  • On the same show, DeVito played a stable boy. Their encounter took place at a cast dinner, and instant sparks flew. Within two weeks of their meeting, the couple moved in together.
  • Rhea and Danny, who were a real-life couple, played an on-screen pair for the first time on Taxi.
  • Danny DeVito’s girlfriend had a recurring role as Zena Sherman, the love interest of his character, Louie De Palma, in Taxi.
  • For the next decade or so, the lovebirds remained boyfriend and girlfriend. Finally, on January 28, 1981, the lovebirds walked down the aisle in Los Angeles.
  • It was a rainy day, and despite that, Danny DeVito’s bride wore a rented antique dress. Interestingly, Rhea Perlman’s groom was still shooting Taxi. So, he had to rush home during a lunch break.
  • It must have been a lovely ceremony graced by their friends and families. Over the years, the duo continued living together and made a family of their own.

An Adorable Family of Five

Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito welcomed three kids of their own. The lovely couple raised them together with immense love and care.

In March 1983, the couple embraced motherhood for the first time with the arrival of their baby girl, Lucy Chet DeVito. Rhea and Danny’s daughter got her middle name from the nickname of the latter’s dad.

Then, in March 1985, Danny DeVito’s wife gave birth to their second child, Grace Fan DeVito. Two years later, in October 1987, the couple’s only son and third child, Jacob Daniel DeVito, arrived and completed the family.

The married pair raised their babies together, and they all have grown up, making Rhea and Danny proud of their work.

In 2023, Rhea and Danny became grandparents for the first time with the arrival of their granddaughter Sinclair Lucille DeVito.

Grandma Rhea shared the good news on the Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus podcast seven weeks later, in June 2023. The actress stated that the experience was amazing.

While Danny DeVito’s spouse did not divulge who the mother of the baby was, she did note that it was one of the daughters by stating that the parents decided to keep DeVito even though she was married.

Among Rhea Perlman’s daughters, Grace is happily married to Andy Giannakakis. He also happened to share a picture with a baby in April 2023.


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So, could it be Sinclair is the daughter of Grace and Andy? Well, we look forward to knowing about it.

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Separated After Three Decades of Togetherness

Rhea and Danny often talked about their happy and long-lasting marriage in several interviews. However, nobody might have seen it coming when the couple called it quits.

In October 2012, three decades after saying “I do,” the celebrity duo revealed their separation through a spokesperson. Rhea expressed to the press they were still working on their marriage.

Rhea Perlman's Marriage with Danny DeVito
Rhea Perlman’s Marriage with Danny DeVito. Image Source: Social Media.

However, several online tabloids reported that the couple was having marital issues for the past 10 years mainly due to Danny’s love of female attention and wandering eyes.

In March 2013, the estranged duo reconciled. Sharing the news about it, they revealed that they were completely in love.

The duo decided to get back together after Danny spent the last few months showering her with romantic gestures and doting on her. They were reportedly considering renewing their vows.

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Does Not Want to Divorce Even After Separation

Despite getting back together in March 2013, Danny and Rhea’s marriage could not take the expected path. Thus, in March 2017, they again separated on amicable terms.

Although it has been over a half-decade since they split, the estranged pair have not divorced yet. Furthermore, fans are curious to know the reason behind it.

Danny DeVito’s estranged wife revealed that they have been together for a long time, due to which there has been a lot of love and history.

Perlman further added that they agree on enough things, and they did not want to ruin it with undesired things that come with a divorce.

Rhea revealed in an interview that although they are no longer together, they are good friends and have a better relationship than they had in the last few years of their marriage.


Well, we hope their friendship lasts long. Also, we look forward to more updates on Rhea Perlman’s marriage with Danny DeVito.

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