Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in February 2012 (Getty Images)
Thirty years after saying "I do," the pint-sized personalities announced through a spokesperson on Monday that they are separating. "Entertainment Tonight" was the first to report the news.
DeVito, 67, and Perlman, 64, met in 1970 when she went to see a friend in an off-Broadway play, "The Shrinking Bride," according to People magazine. After the show Perlman went out to eat with the cast, which included DeVito. Instantly smitten, they moved in together two weeks later, but waited until January 1982 to marry. They have three adult children — Lucy, 29, Grace, 27, and Jacob, almost 25.
In July, DeVito talked about the secret to a long-lasting marriage. "You both have to want the same things," he told The Big Issue. "If you're going to be compadres, friends for ever, you have to be considerate and make many concessions to be able to live together."
DeVito, who currently stars in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and Perlman, who recently had a recurring role on HBO's "Hung," were on the red carpet together as recently as August when they attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Sleepwalk With Me" with their daughter Lucy.
The couple with their daughter Lucy in August (Getty Images)
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Over the weekend Perlman was solo when she attended a reunion dinner in Beverly Hills to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Cheers." Despite her relationship woes, she was all smiles posing with castmates Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, and Shelley Long.
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