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TV Land’s “Happily Divorced” Based on Actress’ Real-Life Marriage

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher’s latest sit-com “Happily Divorced,” which premiered June 15 at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land, is based on her real life.

Drescher, who catapulted to fame with her long-running series “The Nanny,” was married in real life for 21 years to Peter Marc Jacobson. In fact, Jacobson helped co-create “The Nanny.”

John Michael Higgins and Fran Drescher star in "Happily Divorced" on TV Land.

“Happily Divorced” is about a florist whose husband ends the marriage when he comes out as a gay man. Drescher can relate to the project because her ex-husband Jacobson is also gay, although Drescher said their marriage did not end because of his sexuality and they are still friends.

Click here to read more about Drescher’s new show on Babble.com blog. The┬áblog post also cites┬áNational Association of Social Workers member Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSW, a marriage therapist and author.

Social workers often help clients deal with problems in marital and other relationships. To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Relationships Web site by clicking here.

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