Shocking Separation

After 30 years of marriage, actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are calling it quits. What happened to this Hollywood power couple?

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In Hollywood, if you've been married for 30 years you might as well have gotten hitched along with Adam and Eve. A match like that should last forever, right? What could happen after 30 years together to cause a split?

We don't know, but we're about to find out. Actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are throwing in the towel after more than three decades together.

The pair met in 1970 when Perlman, best known for her role as the cranky barmaid and single mom Carla Tortelli on the '80s hit TV show Cheers, saw DeVito perform in the play The Shrinking Bride in which a mutual friend also appeared. "She was vibrant, with a great sense of humor, and real warm," DeVito recalled to People magazine in 1983. They moved in together after dating for two weeks, and wed in January 1982.

When asked for the secret to his enduring marriage years later, DeVito reportedly replied, "Love. Love. I mean, really. You know what? Who knows. The secret to success is to try to never figure that out."

Where did that love go? No one knows -- yet. But it does fly in the face of what Perlman told People back in 1983: "You'd really have to work hard at breaking us up at this point."

The couple joins the ranks of shocking celebrity splits of 2012, along with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli, and Heidi Klum and Seal.

DeVito can be seen on the smash comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Thursdays on FX.

Image courtesy Judy Eddy / WENN.com

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