Don’t let the diminutive stature fool you — Danny DeVito’s a bigger catch than you think.
On Monday, Hollywood gawkers were shocked to learn that DeVito and his Cheers star wife Rhea Perlman have separated after 30 years of marriage. The pint-sized pair’s publicist confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight, but would not comment on the reasons for the split.
Well, if RadarOnline is to be believed, DeVito and Perlman’s union exploded after wifey became increasingly upset with his wandering eyes.
“He may not appear to be a ladies’ man, but Danny certainly gets a lot of female attention. Danny can be quite the flirt and because of his powerful status in Hollywood, he’s not ashamed to abuse his position and chat-up young, aspiring woman looking to make it in the industry.”
A snoopster says the marriage has been banging against the rocks for at least a decade.
“Despite his reputation as a lovable, funny guy in movies and on TV, Danny’s actually quite the womanizer. And, like a lot of red-blooded males, if he sees an attractive girl in a coffee shop or walking down the street, he will give her the eye. After years of turning a blind eye to it, Rhea finally snapped. She had enough of his bad boy behavior and wanted an end to their marriage. The breakup has been on the cards for a long time, probably over 10 years, because they haven’t been happy for a long, long time.”
Danny, 67, and Rhea, 64, met in 1971 after one of the Batman Returns actor’s off-Broadway shows in New York. They went on to play lovers in the ’70s series Taxi. The duo also acted together in the 1996 fantasy film Matilda.
The pair own a production company, Jersey Films, making some of the biggest films in recent times, including Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight and Reality Bites.
The exes have three adult children: Lucy, 29, Grace, 27, and Daniel, 25.