Fran Drescher, the beloved actress and comedian, has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. Her marriage to Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she co-created the hit sitcom “The Nanny” with, ended in a divorce in 1999 after 21 years of marriage.
In a 2021 interview with People, Drescher opened up about her divorce and the reasons behind it, stating that they simply grew apart and became different people. Despite the heartbreak, she has remained optimistic and continues to focus on her career, activism, and philanthropic work. At 64 years old, Drescher is still single, but she has said that she is open to the possibility of finding love again in the future.
Fran Drescher, known for her iconic role as Fran Fine in the hit TV show “The Nanny,” has always been candid about her personal life. In 1999, she shocked fans when she announced that she was divorcing her husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, after 21 years of marriage. The couple had met in high school and had been together for over 30 years.
The reason for their divorce was quite unexpected. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Drescher revealed that Jacobson had come out to her as gay after their divorce. She explained that the two of them had a very close relationship, and that he had even helped her create and produce “The Nanny.” However, she said that when he came out, she felt like she had lost her best friend.
Despite the divorce, Drescher and Jacobson remained close and continued to work together on various projects. In fact, they even created a new sitcom together called “Happily Divorced,” which was loosely based on their own experiences.
However, Drescher has not remarried since her divorce from Jacobson. She has been open about her desire to find love again, but has also expressed that she’s content with her life as it is. In an interview with People, she said, “I’m not sitting here pining away for somebody. I have a full, rich life, and I don’t feel like I need anything to complete it.”
Drescher has continued to act in various TV shows and movies, including a guest appearance on the hit show “This Is Us.” She has also become a prominent activist for cancer awareness and prevention, having survived uterine cancer herself. She started the Cancer Schmancer Movement, an organization dedicated to educating people about the early detection and prevention of cancer.
Through all of her personal struggles and successes, Fran Drescher has remained a beloved icon in the entertainment industry and an inspiration to many.