Fran Drescher has said that she's not dependent on her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson despite their close working relationship.

The 55-year-old Drescher has previously said that her marriage was “happy” and that Jacobson's sexual orientation did not cause the divorce.

Drescher and Jacobson 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 cabler TV Land's hit sitcom Happily Divorced, which is loosely based on Drescher's life following her divorce from Jacobson in 1999 after 21 years of marriage.

Despite their close working relationship, Drescher told that the pair are living their own separate lives unlike their Happily Divorced television characters.

“I'm not dependent on my ex-husband in any way that Fran is,” Drescher said. “We're very, very close, and we're like family, and I would certainly call him first if I needed anything or anyone. Our lives aren't intertwined in the way that theirs are.”