Following a public divorce from Danny DeVito after ten years of separation, Rhea Perlman is happy with her life.
The 74-year-old actress from “Cheers” reflected on her successful Hollywood career and her previous union with the actor, who is now 77. Perlman claimed in an interview that things most likely turned out well.
“There are times when I wish we were still together because those were the glory days; however, these are other kinds of glory days. “.
Three children—Lucy Chet, 39; Grace Fan, 37; and Jake Daniel, 34—were born to Perlman and the “Terms of Endearment” actor. Although they separated in 2012, they didn’t go through a legal divorce and don’t plan to.
Family is everything, Perlman said. “‘Cheers’ was everything at the beginning of my career, but everything is family.”. If there was a problem with my children, I would be beside myself. “.
The “Pearl” star, a four-time Emmy winner, treasures her new routine and friendship with her former real-life leading man despite their distance.
Despite being apart, we continue to be a family and visit each other frequently. Together or apart, we can accomplish things. She continued, “I’m so glad Danny and I were able to get through some tough times so we could have this different kind of relationship. We concur on a lot of reasonable points, but I think it’s unusual. “.
The native of Coney Island discussed her reasons for delaying a divorce from DeVito in 2018.
She said, “There’s a lot of love and history because we’ve been together for a very long time. We have a lot of things in common, so why ruin that with the unpleasant aspects of divorce?
On NBC’s “Cheers,” where she played the witty Carla Tortelli, a fertile but cynical server, from 1982 to 1993, Perlman ruled television. “.
The comedy starred Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, and Woody Harrelson and was about a group of friends who spend their entire time in a Boston pub.
The program was “huge,” and Perlman claimed to have “the best job in the world.”. “.
It’s been 11 years,” the Emmy winner recalled, “and I remember everyone asking if we should do another year.”. George [Wendt] asks, “If someone gives you a gift every year, will you accept it the following year?”. We took it as long as they gave it to us, thinking, “I mean, why not?”. “.