Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman split

Danny De Vito and wife actress Rhea Perlman at the premiere of Dr.Seuss' "The Lorax" at Universal Studios Hollywood in February. The pair are separating. Photo / AFP
Danny De Vito and wife actress Rhea Perlman at the premiere of Dr.Seuss' "The Lorax" at Universal Studios Hollywood in February. The pair are separating. Photo / AFP

US comic actor Danny DeVito has separated from his wife of 30 years, Rhea Perlman, ending one of the longest marriages in Hollywood.

The diminutive actor, 67, and actress Perlman, 64, married in 1982, 12 years after meeting when she went to see a Broadway show he was acting in, The Shrinking Bride.

Both of them acted in the hit TV show Taxi in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Perlman went on to perform in Cheers and stayed in television, while DeVito moved more on to the big screen.

His credits include 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns in 1992 and LA Confidential in 1997. He voiced the Lorax in this year's animated blockbuster Lorax.

Publicist Stan Rosenfield offered no other details than to say the couple is separating after 30 years of marriage.

Together, the couple established the production company Jersey Films, which counts Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich and Out of Sight among its credits.

DeVito currently stars in TV's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

They have three children, 29-year-old Lucy, 27-year-old Grace and 25-year-old Jacob.

- AAP

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