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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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)
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)
Why Rhea Perlman won’t divorce Danny DeVito (nypost.com)
The Titled Americans: Three American Sisters and British Aristocratic World into Which They Married, by Elizabeth Kehoe (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)