At Hollywood, love stories begin sudden, protagonists resemble the princess and knight in shining armor kind of fantasy, and the story ends just as sudden as it begins. But, you’ve got to hand it to them, celebrity love stories are so much better than story books. One of the latest Hollywood love stories that ended entails Debra Messing and husband Daniel Zelman who have split after 10 years of marriage.
A rep for Debra Messing, former star of “Will & Grace” said: “Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage”. He continued saying “the decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family”.
The couple has a son. 7 year old Roman, for whom a source familiar with the situation said the couple will continue to live together in the same house in New York. Same source mentioned the separation is “very amicable”.
So how did this Romeo and Juliet story started? Just like most love stories: they saw each other, they liked each other, one year later got married and soon after that had a child. Debra Messing and her husband Daniel Zelman have met as graduate students at New York University in 1990, and got married in 2000.
Debra Messing recalled in a previous interview for Redbook, how the love story developed: “We were just classmates. And then we did Romeo and Juliet together. That was my attempt to get him alone. And it worked”.
But looking twice at that interview, one can easily start to identify certain potential causes for the two artists’ separation. Debra Messing was explaining: “Daniel and I are very different – he’s levelheaded, whereas I’m more the fiery, emotional one”.
Messing has become famous after playing Grace Adler in the NBC sitcom “Will & Grace”, as well as Molly Kagan in the mini-series “The Starter Wife”. She has also been nominated for six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards as well as eight Screen Actors Guild Awards. Finally, in 2003 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Will & Grace”.