Actress Fran Drescher has described her
marriage with producer Peter Marc Jacobson as “happy,” adding
that she did not divorce him because he's gay.
Drescher and her then-husband created
and produced the long-running CBS sitcom The Nanny, which
starred Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish working class woman from
Queens who creates chaos when she lands a job looking after the
children of an upper class Broadway producer in New York.
The couple have reunited to produce the
hit sitcom Happily Divorced, which is loosely based on
Drescher's life after divorcing Jacobson in 1999 after 21 years of
In an interview with Fox
News to pitch her just-released children's book Being Wendy,
Drescher described the reasons why the pair split.
“We were best friends in high school.
We had a happy marriage and we had a very active sex life. Because
of my lack of experience with other men I thought he was metrosexual
and didn't look beyond that. Maybe also I didn't want to look beyond
that because at the end of the day I was afraid to be alone and
afraid to admit that I'd made a mistake,” Drescher said.
She added that The Nanny kept
dealing with her marriage at bay.
“Ultimately I did divorce him and it
was not because he was gay, because he hadn't come out, it was
because he was way too controlling,” she said.