Debra Messing still lives with ex-hubby

Dec 21, 2011 at 8:57 p.m. ET

Debra Messing and her ex-husband are still on good terms -- they're even living together for the sake of their son.

Debra Messing still lives with ex-husbandDebra Messing surprised fans when she revealed her plans to divorce her husband of 10 years, producer Daniel Zelman. What's more surprising? The divorcing couple is still living together with their seven-year-old son, Roman.

The former Will & Grace star and Zelman "have been separated the better part of the year but continue to live together in New York for Roman." They even went to Bette Midler's Halloween bash as a couple. Messing and Zelman just moved back to New York City from Los Angeles for Messing's work on the new NBC show, Smash.

It sounds like the pair really did split amicably and are putting their child first. Messing told OK! magazine that she gets down and dirty during playtime with Roman.

"When I'm on the floor with my son — Look at my knees, do you see? Majorly skinned knees," she pointed out to OK!. "That's from my son's birthday party on Saturday at the gym and I was crawling on the floor. Skinned knees and chasing after a little boy keeps everything in perspective."

It's not all fun and games, though.

"We like to read together," she told the magazine. "We have an embarrassingly big library. I'm a book fanatic so he gets to go and pick out whatever he wants and his choice changes all the time."

Messing and Zelman are even spending the holidays together, according to the actress. "We love to go skating at Wollman rink, and go see plays... Looking forward to putting on the snowsuit and stomping through Central Park," she told US Weekly in November of the family's plans.

Sounds like all celebrity couples have something to learn from Messing's non-messy divorce.

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