Mon. May 27th, 2024
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito were married for 40 years; Jennie Jerome Churchill married into the British aristocracy when New York society rejected her.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman by amyrod, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Jennie Jerome Churchill by Unknown authorUnknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

S13E4: I’m In The Mood For Love | Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito & Jennie Jerome Churchill

This week, Stacie gushes about two of her favorite actors, and Alicia raves about one of her favorite women of the Gilded Age. Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito’s 40-year-long romance was an inspiration, but so is their post-breakup story. American heiress Jennie Jerome was locked out of New York high society, so she became a doyenne of the British aristocracy instead – and mother of a future Prime Minister – by marrying to become Jennie Jerome Churchill.


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Stacie’s Receipts

Chalk Up a Successful Marriage for TV’s Tart-Tongued Twosome, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman (people.com via archive.org)

Danny DeVito – Movies, Wife & Height – Biography (biography.com)

Rhea Perlman & Danny DeVito Interview – ROD Show, Season 1 Episode 42, 1996 (YouTube link)

Danny DeVito: ‘It all worked out for me. Life is good’ (theguardian.com)

Exclusive: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Separate (etonline.com via archive.org)

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Are Back Together | PEOPLE.com (people.com)

Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split wasn’t caused by third party or actor’s wandering eye, says rep – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com)

Why Rhea Perlman won’t divorce Danny DeVito (nypost.com)

Rhea Perlman Says She’ll Never Divorce Ex Danny DeVito (people.com)

Alicia’s Receipts

The Titled Americans: Three American Sisters and British Aristocratic World into Which They Married, by Elizabeth Kehoe (Amazon link)

Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother, by Anne Sebba (Amazon link)

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York, by Anne de Courcy (Amazon link)

International Churchill Society (winstonchurchill.org)

Million Dollar American Princesses, Smithsonian Channel documentary (smithsonianchannel.com)


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