“Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman separated after 30 years of marriage” links

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have separated. NOOOoo. [Pajiba]
Jennifer Lopez’s butt performed in Portugal this weekend. [Celebslam]
Mariah Carey’s excellent rollercoaster wind machine. [LaineyGossip]
Angelyne has seen better days. [Dlisted]
Here’s the whole debate between Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart. [Gawker]
Ed Westwick’s many duck-lip poses. LOVE HIM! [Pop Sugar]
You should know who Anna Camp is now! She’s really talented. [Go Fug Yourself]
Jay-Z and Beyonce performed together in Brooklyn. [A Socialite Life]
Jessica Alba’s down-blouse situation. [Yeeeah]
Guess the “celebrity” from their childhood photo. [Evil Beet]
That stupid Bachelor couple is over now. [ICYDK]
Linda Hogan was arrested for a DUI. [The Blemish]
Nicole Scherzinger is kind of a douche. [Amy Grindhouse]
Alex Borstein gave birth to baby girl Henrietta. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Kelly Brook walked the catwalk in London. [Moe Jackson]
Carrie Underwood’s boots and booty. [Popoholic]
Wedding grudge-matches are no longer funny when someone dies. [Starcasm]
Whoever this girl is, she has horrible fake lips. Amongst other things. [IDLYITW]

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  1. NYC_girl says:

    WTF?! I’ve lost all hope.

  2. Blue says:

    Noooooo. :(

    P.s happy thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians :)

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    Man, that SUCKS to hear! :(

  4. dooliloo says:

    NO! No way! Do people ever stay together anymore, Hollywood or not???

  5. Jezi says:

    What is the point in separating after 30 years? You’ve accepted each other for that long, why end it? Unless of course his drug abuse or alcoholism finally pushed her over the edge? I just don’t get it.

  6. Tiffany27 says:

    Divorce after 30 years? What in the world went wrong that hadn’t already happened in the 30 YEARS they were married?!?!?

  7. Liberty says:

    How depressing.

    It’s probably because she’s taller.

  8. Mimi says:

    Aw, sadness. :( Best wishes to them both.

  9. Jaded says:

    I’ve heard stories of his drinking problems – maybe that was the catalyst. Too bad, they’re so cute together, like a couple of little hobbits.

    Thanks my American friends for the Happy Thanksgiving wishes (making an apple pie this afternoon for after the turkey pig-out) :)

  10. Jayna says:

    Lots of people get divorced after 30 years. It baffles me, but I have friends and neighbors whose parents divorced. Usually it’s the woman at that age wanting it more so than the man. My friend’s mother said she was tired of his selfishness and wanting to be taken care of all the time. It seems to happen when the man retires and is home more and issues seem to crop up that could be ignored before when they were off at work all the time.

    • ol cranky says:

      men retiring and being at home all the time really is cited as leading to divorce among couples married for decades (viagra was also cited in a lot of divorces of older couples because the wives were not happy suddenly being pawed at every time their hubby popped a blue pill).

    • apsutter says:

      Agreed to this. Plus the kids are grown up so its not as much of a big deal to go your own way. My own parents were divorced after 25 years mainly because my mom wanted to live her own life. Plus they got married way too young. But now, 6 years later, they’re back together and happier than they’ve been in a long time.

    • JD says:

      My parents were married for 45 years when my dad died.
      My mom was unhappy with him for over HALF of that time, but stayed with him “for you girls”.She grew up in a time where if you had kids, you didn’t get divorced.
      He never wanted to work, cheated on her, and expected her to do crap work to earn money for all the toys he wanted.

      Maybe Rhea was going through the same sort of thing. I wish my mom would have dumped my dad so she could have had some fun in her life.

      • Jayna says:

        That’s so sad. I’m sure she got lots of fullfillment from her children. But children grow up and you look around and realize what you have been missing all these years. My friend goes to an art class, and there’s lots of older women. She says they’re vibrant and go on art retreats and travel, and half of them are widowed, the other half divorced their husbands because they wanted a better second half of their life than they had with their husbands. Interesting. You hear so much how the mean dump women for younger women, but most times when the wives in their fifties and sixties dump the husbands, they just want freedom from an unhappy marriage to go out and enjoy life.

    • Saphana says:

      actually in most countries its the woman who wants the divorce, in every age gap. when divorce is filed its 66%-75% done by the woman.

    • Happymom says:

      Exactly this. Several of my parents’ friends went through really rough patches in their marriages at this point. These are really Catholic couples that have been seemingly happy and together-but the retirement coupled with facing mortality really pushed them all to the edge. Everyone is still together-but there was definitely divorce talk. I also think that a lot of people do stay together for their kids-and then once they’re alone, and they try and make it work for a while-they realize they would be happier apart at that point.

    • kibbles says:

      I know couples like that too. I also read an article recently that divorce rates have exploded among older couples in South Korea and most of the people filing are women: http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120529001261&cpv=0

      It’s because divorce has now become socially acceptable in a modernizing country and women no longer want to stay with a traditional/patriarchal husband who might be an alcoholic, cheater, abusive, etc. Us women in our 20s and 30s are often so desperate to find the one and get married for fear of ending up old and alone when sometimes it’s better to be alone rather than with someone who drives you insane and keeps you from living the life you want.

  11. fabgrrl says:

    Noooo!!! They were a great couple!

  12. apsutter says:

    Oh man…what a bummer! One of my favorite childhood movies was Matilda.

  13. Darth says:

    Monogamy is unnatural. I wish people stayed together forever too, but the reality is that people get bored and sick of each other. Staying with just 1 person your whole life goes against our natural instincts, so in order to make it work it takes a serious and ongoing effort by both people. Kudos to them for making it last 30, but if they’re no longer fulfilled by their relationship then the healthy thing to do is to let each other go. They seem like nice people so I hope they both find happiness.

    • Saphana says:

      can we plesase stop this monogamy bashing? its ridiculous. if humans werent monogamous there woulndt be so many problems and bad feelings.

      moreover arguing about monogamy in a post about a couple that was together for over 30 years is kind of stupid.

      oh and please save the word “unnatural” in sexual discussion, it always reminds of people who want to tell us that only man and woman are “natural”

      oh and how “natural” is it to sit at a calculating machine powered by electricity using keyboards to have a conversation with people all around the world?

      • Darth says:

        It’s not bashing. In fact I am a big advocate of monogamy. I’ve always engaged in it myself, most recently with the same person for over 8 years. I’m also a gay male so I only meant “unnatural” as in comparing human mating with that of our closely related animal friends in NATURE, most of whom don’t practice monogamous pairing. I’m also a realist. Monogamy is something I, as many people, CHOOSE for myself because of it’s practicality and as a means of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases. But there’s a reason there is so much divorce and infidelity in the world, and that is because we have natural inclinations to want to engage in sex with those we find attractive, and not one of us on this planet is attracted solely to our boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife. We also have the desire to bond and connect with many people outside of just sex, and since it is difficult to find everything you are looking for in just one person, many people end up having several short and long term relationships in their lifetime. It just seems silly and childish for people to automatically be upset and sad by a couple breaking up.
        Your response to my comment seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to your own discomfort with the reality that human beings, as all mammals, are designed to spread their seed and mate. I’m sorry that this clashes with the fairytales and Meg Ryan movies that you cling to.

      • dooliloo says:

        @ Darth

        Two people don’t get married nor even engage into a partnership to avoid STD. If that is how you see yours, so be it, but I highly doubt it speaks for the majority. And by being practical, it can also be fractured in many things, such as if you get together with someone because the other is practical say has money, is docile/obedient, or move in together because one wants to save money etc. to name a few then it is for the wrong reasons. Another one would be while being in a monogamous relationship, you get to know each other and then along the way discover practical things for each other, then it is called a partnership and try to build a solid base from it, in wake of other difficulties ahead.

        Yes we all find other people attractive, no matter how much we are dating, in a relationship or married. Also we like to feel attractive, to feel desired to see if we still have some effects on another person. It is no new science here. And yes we do flirt, now it is all upon each of us to cross or not to cross the flirting line; our boy-girlfriend/husband/wife/partner may not be perfect but is it worth it that we sleep with the other just for the sake to satisfy our primitive desires and then lose everything? We all have fantasies and other things that we believe the other can’t fulfill (and then again we don’t know that for sure because the things one would do for one they love…), we are very much unsatisfied human beings, but it doesn’t mean that monogamy should be thrown away based on primitive instinct, we are frustrated by our partner sometimes but we can make it work out when we really want to. Some people can be monogamous even as difficult it can be, others don’t, as simple as that.

        Because basically you are saying you are a pro-monogamy and yet it’s a bit like you are excusing the fact that the other has cheated, solely based on his primitive instincts. So vows that are broken but it’s fine as it’s just primitive? I don’t think so. Monogamy is yes to be with one person, but not just sexually speaking, it’s emotions, support, trust and patience, is a bit like buidling a company. Now unless you are taking some Equilibruim Prozium are you going to tell me that the partner you have been with for years, if he cheated on you, you’d just shrug it off : “Eh. I’m a realist, it’s natural, he mated and spred his seed into another.”?

        And I don’t believe it is silly nor childish for people to be upset by a couple breaking up, you are coming off as patronizing here. I’d be upset if my parents divorced, after many years, even as an adult. I’d be upset if my best friends who after 10 years of solid got married and would get divorced, because *indeed* they seemed so solid even in their ups and downs. Because these are people who give me hope into what love means, to build something together. As for celebrities, well there are celebs we like, and it’s also a natural reaction if they’re going through a crap phase, just like we react to other topics such as domestic abuse (no need to introduce Chris Brown/Rihanna…), some being bullied, or other bad role models for a reason; because it also happens in our everyday life. There are values that people cherish and believe in. Now when a public figure is exposed as being a model of these values or the opposite, well some people react, others don’t, fair enough.

        And it’s not a naive thing to believe in love; because guess what, we *do want* to believe that it does last, forever who knows, but we do want to be happy with life, and if it happens that one person we chose to be with, imperfections and pain-in-the-ass flaws included, make us happy, then well…

        Hope is not a silly word, let alone love… Because I can be realistic and yet be hopeful.

        Some couples work it out, others don’t. But it’s not all about the monogamy problem. People get separated now for many other possible things you can’t imagine, even when they haven’t cheated on each other. Now go figure.

        Emotion is no biology dear. You forgot that most fundamental part in your essay.

    • Incredulous says:

      Monogamy is not unnatural. It may not be for everyone but there is a big wide world full of seven billion people out there.

    • Mia says:

      Darth – completely agree with what you’re saying. What I feel like, after reading your ENTIRE comment and not just the first line, is that yes, monogamy is not really the “inherent natural” way of being for humans but we strive to work for monogamous relationships anyway bc that is what we value in society (and I believe in that value…sounds like you do too, having been with your partner for many years) and that takes work and commitment that not everyone is up for. More than anything as I get older I realize really how much work a relationship needs, and that too many people search for some elusive romance movie type setup where everything falls into place. I think those moments exist, but in between many periods of dedication and work. I really liked your insight, good to read.

  14. RobN says:

    My guess is that his drinking finally became more than she wanted to deal with.

    I think it’s interesting when these longterm marriages break up. My best friend’s mother dumped her husband when they were both 58. As she put it, I’ve got 20 good years left and I’m not spending them with this jackass. Kind of hard to argue with that.

  15. eileen says:

    :( This one was a surprise!
    Can’t believe it.

  16. Saphana says:

    After 30 years where you have seen all the bad qualities of your parnter for decades, having dealt with Midlife crisis and so on i dont think you divorce just because you felt like it. i think something serious happened but i dont want to speculate.

  17. Nev says:

    That split is sad news. What a downer. Ugh.

  18. michkabibbles says:

    is that their daughter in the last picture? i imagine so since she’s so tiny. she’s gorgeous! (i don’t remember ever seeing their kids)

  19. Rux says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I loved them together. I really, really, really, hope they work things out. This is just so upsetting.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Aw, that’s sad. They were such a great match.

  21. L says:

    Well that’s depressing.

    There are a couple of couples in my parents age bracket (all married 35+ years) that have split up. As others have said, sometimes its because the guy retires and the wife can’t take it. Sometimes its the trophy wife. Sometimes they’ve been unhappy for years and finally came to terms with it after the kids grew up.

    That said-dating in your 50′s? 60′s? I don’t know if I wish that one anyone.

  22. TheOriginalKitten says:

    So sad. He’s great on Always Sunny..

  23. truthSF says:

    That’s so sad, but if they are able to remain friends/ly, that will be the good news in this sad situation.

    O.T.: Hey Kaiser, J. Aniston is finally showing off her godawful engagement ring.

  24. teehee says:

    Ok things end– I can imagine it getting tiring though and 30 years is a lot of time for both people to change and is a totally new place in life. There is no reason to stay when you are not happy– life is too short for that. If theyve been together 30 years, they surely have put all the work they could into keeping it happy. Sometimes the work outweighs the rewards, though, and at that point, you have to let it go.

  25. only1shmoo says:

    -My reaction to Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman is like everyone’s: Nnnnnnnooo :, ( !
    -My reaction to hearing that Nicole Scherwateverhernameis is this: Duh! What do you expect from a woman whose 1st hit was “Don’cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?!” She established that she was a b*tch from the get-go!

  26. A says:

    Huh. I’ve heard from both a family member and friends who work in the industry that the rumor is that Danny likes them young….very young, like early 20s young. Wonder if it’s true and Rhea just had enough after 30 years?

  27. aims says:

    Sad days!! Too bad, I get a dirty vibe from Danny though.

  28. Madison says:

    This story is a surprise but it really shouldn’t be because like a lot of women after 30 years of marriage she finally got fed up with all his crap and decided to leave. Good for her.

  29. irishserra says:

    I want to say I’m so sorry, but he has been known for years to be such a cheating pig with substance abuse issues and I’m never in agreement over sticking around for the children so I say, About time!

  30. spellman says:

    Did anyone see the pic of Sarah Palin over on US Weekly? Wow, she is super skinny.

  31. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    That is sad news.

  32. Sirsnarksalot says:

    And the big rock Jen is finally displaying after half a dozen Hollywood couples beat her to the altar is not suspicious timing at all…like news of her engagement was. Ugh. Gawker has a great take down of the gigantic rock idiocy.

    • Kim says:

      Brad’s Chanel teaser ads are out today, what a coincidence . I read last week the campaign would roll out starting this week with the full commercial coming out Sunday.I just read a tweet that the ring looks like a ring pop.

      • A says:

        Have you ever read Lainey’s articles on the coincidences? I know some people don’t like Lainey, but she’s pretty funny when talking about how Jen times her stuff to come out and overshadow Brad and Angelina. The one that sealed the deal for me was that the day The Tree of Life premiered at Cannes, Jennifer’s PR guy released a statement about her dog that had died over a week earlier. That was so obvious.

  33. A says:

    Angelyne…Ha. I saw her getting out of her pink corvette in the parking lot of Albertson’s off Hillhurst in Los Feliz last year. I was surprised she does her own shopping…She’s has to be at least 60 now.

  34. ladybert62 says:

    and the little bit I read elsewhere said that they lived together for 11 years before marriage – so they were together for 41 years!!!


  35. EscapedConvent says:

    This is just too much. I may have to give up Gossip. Yes, I know I don’t know them…but—this is sad.

  36. Lisa says:

    THIS is actually shocking. I wasn’t surprised by Amy and Will for some reason.

  37. Lisa says:

    Does anyone know what she’s like IRL? I’ve always thought DeVito was too close to Mr. Wormwood for comfort whenever I saw him being interviewed.

  38. TimeOutTravels Danni says:

    I’ve been sadly waiting for this – other than The Lorax press, he’s rarely been sober or coherent in public. :-( I am so sad!

  39. Amanda_M87 says:

    Yeesh, something really bad probably happened if they were together that long and decided to split :(

  40. lisa2 says:

    People do realize that Rhea and Danny didn’t break up today. Their marriage has probably been over months or years ago. We are just hearing about it because everything has been settled and over.

    I saw Rhea at the Cheers reunion of sorts. She looked fine. I think this ended a long time ago.

    • kibbles says:

      It is possible that there were problems over many years that accumulated and led to their decision to separate. However, there are photos of them together on the red carpet back in August. Maybe they were just holding up a front until all of their personal and financial matters were settled, but it appears that their decision to split was fairly recent.

  41. baja says:

    when someone like danny starts to feel old & grumpy he simply moves out.

  42. mila says:

    HAppy Thanksgiving Canadians:)
    Kelly Brook is crazy sexy and sweet at the same time. She looks amazing.

  43. GoodCapon says:

    Wait, weren’t they husband and wife in Matilda?? My mind is blown.

    This is really sad news though. 30 years is a looooooong time in Hollywood. It’s like dog years.