“We’re friends. We’re happy. Everybody’s happy,” the 74-year-old recently told People, adding that they’re “very close.”
The pair married in 1982 after meeting in 1971 when the 70-year-old actress saw Danny perform in the stage production of The Shrinking Bride. They went on to have three kids together — Lucy, 36, Grace, 34, and Jake, 31. While they have called it quits on their marriage, the two do remain in each other’s lives.
“She’s a good actress and I love working with her,” the actor added. The duo have appeared together in films like the beloved 1996 movie Matilda and TV shows like Taxi, which ran from 1978 to 1983.
Danny and Rhea first announced their split in October 2012. They reconciled in March 2013 but then broke it off again four years later. It’s pretty clear it has been quite the roller coaster ride. That said, it is nice to hear that, even though they’ve had their ups and downs, they are at least very amicable.
The Cheers alum can next be seen in the film Poms with Diane Keaton, while Danny can be seen in the Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo, in which he plays ringmaster Max Medici. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia costar told the outlet how excited he was that the movie’s director, Tim Burton, asked him to be in the film.
“I felt really honored to be in his movie,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I wasn’t in this film. This is one of my favorite Disney movies. [The new movie] captures all the feelings and sensibilities of [the original] — how people push away something different. And then also the idea of figuring out how to conquer the fears and insecurities that we have in life.”
Danny added: “It’s all there with Tim’s incredible artistry.”