It's a baffling headline—two of Hollywood's shortest actors, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have split after 41 years together. The couple lived together for 11 years before they married, and have been married for 30 years. It's a head-scratcher—what, after 41 years together, would make someone want to end a relationship?
DeVito's rep confirmed the news to ABCNews.com today. Interestingly, after they'd been together for 13 years, Perlman told People Magazine that their relationship was so solid, "you'd really have to work hard at breaking us up at this point."
It's a sad breakup, and makes us wonder that if a couple that's been together for close to 50 years can't make it, who can?
DeVito, 67, and Perlman, 64, met in 1970 when Perlman went to see the Broadway play The Shrinking Bride. She then met DeVito, who was also in the play.
They married in January 1982, during the time Taxi was on the air, and after that, had their first child about a year later. After Taxi, Perlman was a star on Cheers, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as well. DeVito has appeared in a number of works, most recently in the television show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The pair have three children together—Lucy, 29, Grace, 27, and Jacob, 24. A representative for the couple said there would be no further statement on the matter.