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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

SEPARATING

10/8/2012 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage.

The two married back in 1982 and have 3 children together.

DeVito (5'0") and Perlman (5'1") met in 1970 when Rhea went to see an off-Broadway play, The Shrinking Bride ... which featured Danny.

The two began dating soon after and lived together for 11 years before tying the knot.

A rep for the couple confirmed the split -- but has no further comment at this time.

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46.

daisy     

I've seen Danny DeVito out at restaurants twice over the last few years, once with his wife and family and the other with a group of people - both times i was struck at how much he drank and how he became a bit louder and sillier - and one time he literally lay over on the banquette at the end of the night. I remember than b/c right before there had been some George Clooney interview where he said he and DD had been up drinking limoncello and GC kept tossing his in the potted plant next to him bc he couldn't keep up. For someone of his stature (both physically and professionally) it doesn't seem like healthy behaviour. As sad as a split it, maybe it'll be a wake up call to get his act together? They both seem like awfully nice people.

642 days ago
47.

Gretel    

They've been together for so long. What can go so wrong with someone who has been part of your life for 41 years? That's really sad.

642 days ago
48.

Ray    

I am surprised it lasted this long. Back in the late '90's I was a flight attendant and on a flight, Mr. DeVito was flirting with a co-worker heavily. He even gave her his number and wanted to get together with her while we were in town on a layover. I don't blame him, my co-worker was a former beauty pageant queen...

642 days ago
49.

Karen    

Nooooooooo :( We arent privy to to why's and why not's but this is one couple I honestly thought had the "right stuff" So sad.

642 days ago
50.

Honeys Booboo    

Danny never realized that Rhea is a woman.
She has *needs*...

642 days ago
51.

LiLo's boy toy    

They really should work it out. Nobody else will want them.

642 days ago
52.

I Was About To Say    

How the hell she slept with THAT is a miracle.

642 days ago
53.

Anarchy    

good... they are starting to look alike!

642 days ago
54.

Michelle Neal    

OMG!!! If they can't make it "till death do us part" how can any of us have hope?

642 days ago
55.

Big Boy Pants    

I really thought those two crazy kids were gonna make it ...

642 days ago
56.

Joan K    

I never thought these two would split, they were made for each other but I guess not.

642 days ago
57.

jpm4444    

I met them once in a store and they were so down to earth and nice. They didn't leave until everyone that wanted an autograph had one and even took photos with some. Very sad.

642 days ago
58.

IceGypsy    

That's really sad. You would think after 41yrs together they would have learned to work out anything that came along. Hopefully after some time apart they can work it out.

642 days ago
59.

anony    

Supposedly she has serious mental issues.

642 days ago
60.

Throwback kid    

If these two crazy kids can't make it last more than 30 years, what hope is there for the rest of us?

642 days ago
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