Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are back together, plan to renew vows: uh-oh?

I love a good reunion story, which is why I squeed a little when the news came out last week that Danny DeVito, 68, and Rhea Perlman, 64, weren’t giving up on their over 30 year marriage. We’ve just known this couple for so long, and it felt like a loss when we heard about their split last October. There were rumors that DeVito was a wildly inappropriate flirter, if not a full blown cheater. (It was hinted that he was, but I think the tabloids would have gone further with it if there was any evidence. Still, he’s a celebrity so I would believe it.) Now comes a story that not only are Danny and Rhea back together, they’re possibly considering renewing their wedding vows. I hope they don’t do it! Here’s more, thanks to Radar:

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are considering renewing their wedding vows – just 5 months after announcing their separation, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The pair, who shocked the world when they said they were splitting up after 30-years of marriage back in October, is now as happy as “love-struck teenagers,” according to a source close to the couple.

And Danny, 68, has asked Rhea, 64, if she would be interested in walking down the aisle for a second time to cement their union.

“Danny thinks it would be the ultimate in romantic gestures to renew his wedding vows with Rhea,” the insider tells Radar.

“He suggested it to Rhea, who wasn’t against the idea, and told her it’s something they should definitely consider.

“Rhea’s not one to make a fuss, so she may say there’s no need, but she does like the idea of being romanced by Danny all over again and is happy with the effort he’s putting in to repair their marriage.

“They are as happy as teenagers in love at the moment, so anything’s possible.

“If it did happen, it wouldn’t be a glitzy affair and would likely just be Danny and Rhea, as well as their three kids, Lucy, Daniel and Grace, who would attend the ceremony.

“But Danny put it out there, and if they continue to go from strength to strength in their relationship it’s something that could happen in the near future,” the insider reveals.

As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Danny and Rhea called off their divorce after quietly working on their marriage.

The actor decided he couldn’t live without his soul mate and in the last 5 months pulled out all the stops to make sure Rhea is happy.

[From Radar]

Well I love to hear that they’re happy and that Danny worked to woo Rhea back. Radar goes on to report that he’s been pampering her with spa treatments, nice dinners, and generally going all out. They don’t need to do a vow renewal, though! I get that it seems romantic and like they’re reaffirming their commitment, but it just seems like the kiss of death for so many couples. Just go on a nice vacation, enjoy your time together and don’t push it. That’s just my take. I’ve always found vow renewals to be over the top and too demonstrative.

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  1. cmc says:

    I think after 30+ years, and rekindling their marriage after a separation, a vow renewal is not too over-the-top. In fact, this is the exact type of situation where a vow renewal seems perfectly appropriate. It’s not like these are two “crazy kids” less than 5 years into their marriage desperately trying to prove something- these are two people who have been committed to each other for decades, took some time off to work on their relationship, and still chose each other at the end of the day.

    • Liv says:

      Yep, I agree. They were seriously seperated, so it makes sense to renew their vows again.

    • Shelly says:

      I totally agree. I think in this situation it is completely appropriate and not worrisome.

    • j.eyre says:

      I agree with you, cmc. I think this is the appropriate time to renew your vows as in, you are actually standing up and making the same promises you made when you married. A refresher course, if you will.

      I believe to each their own re: vowel renewal. I have no desire for another wedding but if my husband and I lost sight of what we committed to way back when, I might want to restate them to each other.

      I think, given their reasoning, they may escape the renewal curse.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    I think that this is one of the times it’s probably worth doing. Fresh starts, and all that. Good luck to them.

  3. bea says:

    Somebody must have showed Danny the number on the check he would have to write in order to get divorced. All of a sudden, spa treatments and fancy dinners seem like a bargain.

  4. fabgrrl says:

    Well, if it makes her happy….and no, you don’t just throw away 30+ years together if there is a chance to work things out….and yes, people CAN change if they are truly dedicated to doing so….but I just hope Rhea isn’t getting a crap-sandwich. She seems like a good person.

  5. Trek Girl says:

    A vow renewal sounds just fine for them. Vow renewals can be great for many couples, no matter their ages and how long they’ve been together.

    I suspect the reason why vow renewals seem like the kiss of death is because some couples try to solve problems with the renewal instead of actually solving the problem. They use it as a way to rekindle their love, get back the feelings they had when everything was going well, but that doesn’t work because the real problem hasn’t been solved. The vow renewal is basically a last ditch effort to jump start the relationship.

    If you think the right thing for them to do is a nice vacation and that everything will basically go smoothly after that, then a vow renewal will be just as good. It’s not what they do to celebrate their reunion that the relationship depends on, it’s if they solved the issues they were having and how.

    • Hakura says:

      @Trek Girl – “I suspect the reason why vow renewals seem like the kiss of death is because some couples try to solve problems with the renewal instead of actually solving the problem.

      Exactly. Couldn’t have said it better myself. =3 The renewal isn’t the equivalent of waving a magic wand that sets the relationship back to ‘start all over’ or to go to the point before the problems started. That simply isn’t how it works in real life relationships.

  6. Helvetica says:

    Love that these two are working/have worked it out.

    We hear a bout too many breakups and not enough love stories. Good for them.

  7. Green is Good says:

    Anybody else noticed Rhea has great legs? She’s a hottie!

    • Trek Girl says:

      Wow, you’re right! I hadn’t noticed that before.

    • MaiGirl says:

      She does. Actually, I remember watching her on Cheers and marveling at what a wonderful figure she had (it’s still good, but she seriously used to have a perfect hourglass). It’s unfortunate that her beauty wasn’t noticed as much because it is non-traditional.

  8. Erinn says:

    I juuuust realized that she’s the mother from Matilda. I knew Danny Devito was the father, but never really thought about it before.

  9. MsAubra says:


  10. Lee says:

    Also agree that this is actually an appropriate time for a vow renewal – unlike Seal and Heidi Klum, they would be truly honouring their voyage into the next part of their life together – not grandstanding with a meaningless publicity stunt. Those are the kiss-of-death ceremonies.

    P.S. I’m happy for them. Marriage is not an easy thing, but if approached with awareness and thoughtfulness, it can be great.

  11. KellyinSeattle says:

    I love them both and think they make a great couple…

  12. NeoCleo says:

    I’m sorry, but the image of Danny DeVito as a lothario is hilarious.

  13. The Reel Macck says:

    Months ago, I predicted on this very site that they’d get back together because no one else would have them.

  14. apsutter says:

    I think this is actually really sweet. Maybe they just got to the point in their relationship where the kids are grown and they really have to double down and focus on spending time together. I dont think a vow renewal would be a terrible idea because it’d probably be super low key which fits them.