Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman will end their 30-year marriage, DeVito’s spokesman said on Monday. Stan Rosenfeld said the pair had split but didn’t divulge any further information surrounding the breakup, reports Reuters.
They married in January of 1982, and have three children together: daughters Lucy, 29 and Grace, 27, and son Jacob, 24. The couple have worked together on the classic sitcom Taxi (1978-1983) and appeared onscreen in the 1996 comedy film Matilda. In 1992, the pair founded Jersey Films, a production company behind many movie hits including Pulp Fiction, Garden State, Erin Brockovich and Freedom Writers. Pearlman, of course, is best known for her sharp-tongued, sarcastic portrayal of Carla in 80’s hit comedy, Cheers. Her performances grabbed her 4 Emmy awards. Her role was also culturally important in the emergence of women in comedy, as she played a confident, dominant women in a bar surrounded by men in the mid 80’s.
Devito, who currently stars in the FX comedy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is considered one of film and TV’s giants. He won an Emmy for his role in Taxi, and a Grammy Award to boot. He has also starred in Batman Returns and LA Confidential, and his latest voice-acting role was in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. He’s also enjoyed success behind the camera, with directing credits for Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Death to Smoochy and the upcoming St. Sebastian.