Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have been in a marital knot for almost 40 years. In 1971 the couple started dating and since then both of them have reached the celebrity upper status. Danny and Rhea both have won many big awards as actors. Their marriage is still intact because they both don’t live together.
To find your love is not easy for everyone. For some, it takes a week while years for others. However, the couple has spent 4 decades together but are living separately for the last few years. But still, they aren’t officially divorced. DeVito and Perlman both grew up on the east coast. Danny was born in 1944 in Neptune, New Jersey, while Rhea was welcomed to the world four years later in Brooklyn, New York.
“I was plagued; I couldn’t slow-dance with the girls I wanted to because my face would be in a spot where I might be thought of as moving too fast,” he told Far Out Magazine.
The two had things in common. They both were interested in acting and wanted to choose it as their professional career as well.
“I worked as a car parker, and I hung around the Sunset Strip with all the flower children,” he recalled. “I had long hair, and I wore a raincoat and sneakers, and I fit right in. But I wanted to act.”
Rhea spoke of his performance “He sang a song that didn’t make any sense at all,” Rhea told The Daily Times in 1983. “It was like a mating call. I knew I had to meet him if he wasn’t married. So we arranged a date.”He was a lot more fun and a lot sexier,” Rhea told People in 1983.
So Rhea moved in with Danny in his Manhattan studio two weeks later. As one might imagine, space wasn’t at a premium.
“He slept on the floor, and roaches would line up at attention around him. It’s like he was training them,” Rhea recalled. “He made a Super-8 short, following a roach around.”
The couple had no plans to love together anymore but Rhea said “You know, we were together for 40 years. Forty years is a long time. You might have to do something else!” Rhea Perlman said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2019.
“I’m not getting divorced. No, no, no. What for? We do live separately. We see each other a lot too.”
“I don’t know why it’s difficult for other people, but Danny and I have always loved each other, and we have three amazing children together,” Perlman said. “We really agree on almost everything important.”