The 43-year-old actress told Us Weekly on Tuesday that she and her husband decided to put an end to their marriage because things weren’t working anymore. However, Debra Messing will continue to live with her estranged husband despite the split for the sake of their 7-year-old son, Roman.
The separation was very discreet as very few people knew what was going on between Debra and her husband, Daniel Zelman. The decision was mutual, so the two will remain friends. Moreover, they vow to dedicate as much time as possible to their son who doesn’t have to suffer for their separation.
Their commitment towards Roman leads to a situation which may seem a little bit weird for some people living in the 21st century. Debra and Daniel agreed to spend as much time together as possible, especially around the Christmas holidays. Moreover, they will continue to live in the same house in order to offer support to their 7-year-old son. The “Will and Grace” star told reporters that she has just moved with her husband and son in New York City where they will stay for the following period because Debra is filming “Smash”, the NBC series which is due in February.
The two have even made plans for this winter season. In fact, Messing and Zelman attended Bette Midler’s Halloween Party wearing matching costumes, thus giving the impression that they are just as in love as they used to be when they first got together. The actress declared in a previous interview that she plans to spend Christmas in New York with Daniel and Roman. The happy but not so happy family will probably go to the Wolman rink, will see plays and walk through the Central Park which is amazingly decorated during this time of the year.
Debra and Daniel have been married for 10 years. They met in New York when they were studying in Manhattan at the NYU. The two dated for almost eight years when they finally decided to tie the knot. Now, the couple has been separated for a while, but nobody knew it because they did not share their problems with anybody but their closest friends and relatives.