Danny DeVito and wife, Rhea Perlman, have separated after being together for 46 years and being Married for 35 years. People are calling this sad because they are one of the beloved couples in Hollywood as well as one of the longest married couples. They say they will stay friends even though they will not live together.

Danny, 72, and Rhea, 68, started dating in 1971, but they didn't get married until 11 years later in 1982. The star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" announced the separation during an interview with Martha Teichner on "CBS News Sunday Morning" on Sunday, March 26.

This is not the first time the actors have separated. They split in 2012, but they got back together a year later to give their marriage another chance. However, this time the separation might be permanent.

Separated, not divorcing

Danny made it clear that he and Rhea are separating but not getting a divorce. Both of them stressed that they are very close friends and have nothing against each other. In fact, they insist that they still love each other. They also continue to support each other's career. Rhea attended the premiere of Arthur Miller's Broadway play "The Price" in which Danny has a starring role.

Acting together

Danny and Rhea became successful by acting separately, and they have acted together many times.

They were both in "Taxi" in the 1970s. Danny's character was in love with Rhea's character. They played parents in the 1996 movie "Matilda" that Danny also directed and produced. Rhea is currently on "The Mindy Project." She won four Emmys for her role in "Cheers."

Danny and Rhea moved in together two weeks after they met. Now, they have moved out for the second time.

The actors share three adult children who were born two years apart. They are actress Lucy DeVito, 34, Grace DeVito, 32, and Daniel DeVito, 30. It is interesting that the oldest child is following in the footsteps of her parents. Lucy is known for her role in the 2009 film "Leaves of Grass." She played the daughter of Danny DeVito's character in the 2016 film "The Comedian."