Rhea Perlman is happy with her life following a public divorce from Danny DeVito after eleven years of being apart.
The 74-year-old “Cheers” actress thought back on her stellar Hollywood career and her former union with the actor, who is now 77. Perlman stated in an interview that “everything probably worked out for the best.”
There are times when I wish we were still together because of how wonderful those times were, but these are other types of glory times.
In 1982, Perlman wed the “Terms of Endearment” actor, and the couple had three kids together: Lucy Chet (age 39), Grace Fan (age 37), and Jake Daniel (age 34). Despite divorcing informally in 2012, they do not intend to do so.
Family is everything, Perlman said, “but ‘Cheers’ was everything at the outset of my career.” If my ties with my children were strained, I would be beside myself.
The four-time Emmy winner and “Pearl” star enjoys her new routine and friendship with her former real-life leading man despite the fact that they no longer live together.
We’re still apart, yet we stay a family since we visit each other frequently. Both cooperatively and independently, we can do things. I’m really happy that Danny and I were able to overcome some challenges so that we could have this unique kind of connection, she added. Although I think it’s odd, we both agree on a lot of logical topics.
The resident of Coney Island discussed her reasons for delaying a divorce from DeVito in 2018.
There is a lot of affection and history because we have been together for a very long period, she said. We have a lot in common, so why ruin that with the unpleasant aspects of divorce?
Perlman ruled television from 1982 until 1993 thanks to her hilarious portrayal as Carla Tortelli, an incredibly fertile but cynical waiter on NBC’s “Cheers.”
In the sitcom about a group of friends who spend all of their time at a Boston pub, Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, and Woody Harrelson also made appearances.
Perlman said she had “the best job in the world” and that the program was “massive.”
“I recall everybody asking if we should continue for another year.” The Emmy winner remarked, “It’s been 11 years. “Are you going to accept a gift if someone presents it to you every year?” asks George [Wendt]. “Well, why not?” Hence, we took it for as long as they gave it.