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Debra Messing Blames Modern Medicine For Split With Hubby!?

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Debra Messing And Will Chase On Smash

That’s a new one!!

Her show Smash is huge right now and she's in a great relationship with co-star Will Chase, but life hasn't always been quite so peachy for Debra Messing.

In a detailed interview with Ladies Home Journal, the re-emerging super-star spoke about divorcing theater guru Daniel Zelman after their two decade relationship fell flat.

Debra suggests modern times are to blame:

“I think the institution of marriage is a noble thing. I think the idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we're living to 100. A hundred years ago, people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.”

If only those two unfortunate souls lived 700 years ago, they might have contracted The Plague together and died in each other’s sweet embrace at the unripe young age of 19!!

How romantic!

But she's a 21st Century gal and modern times haven't been easy on Debra and her eight-year-old boy, Roman.

She describes rolling the dice on Smash with an abrupt move to NYC:

“[It was] completely traumatic. I had to find a school for my second-grader. We didn't have a home, we didn't have furniture. It was literally moving here with nothing but faith and hope.”

Score one for faith and hope because Deb's life has taken a turn for the AWESOME!

Smash has already been renewed for season two — which translates into more kiss-filled commutes for cutesy co-stars Deb & Will.

Awwww. What more could a girl want?

[Image via AP Images.]

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21 comments to “Debra Messing Blames Modern Medicine For Split With Hubby!?”

  1. 1

    See, I'm confused here Perez. She is not blaming anything on modern medicine. She is saying her marriage fizzled out. And she's got a point that people live a lot longer now and ’till death do us apart can now mean 50-60 years, which is not always feasible. I applaud anyone who can be happy for this many years, but it's not always possible. Why criticize her for that common-sense observation?

  2. 2

    What a bunch of crap! I love how people use that flimsy excuse — people live a longer, more complicated life now. Now? As opposed to the day you said, "I do"??? None of the pieces of that puzzle have changed. You said you would be there until your deathbed. Now it's just too inconvenient for you honey?? I've been married 30 years. It's not always what I wanted in a "forever" relationship, but I am a better person for learning to be flexible and tolerant of difficult situations that arise. Unless he's hitting you, or you're hitting him — why not try and be a better, bigger person and not just settle for boarding the next bus to divorceville?

  3. 3

    That's right blame everything but your face!

  4. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


    Re: Novel1 – well said….all this growing apart and we are different people now and all this crap is so stupid…..nobody ever stays the same, doesnt mean someone should just bail…you grow and learn and deal together, that is what marriage means….the spark won't always be there, and there will be horrible patches, but you get through them and come out of them loving more than in the beginning…my husband and i just went through three years of hell and some days i just wanted to pack it up and run but we worked on it and worked it out and we are happier than ever….and no my heart doesnt go pounding out of my chest like it did when i first met him and all that infatuation stuff is gone, but in it's place is a deep love and i would never want anyone else by my side….i think this world has become all about self pleasure and people only thinking of themselves and that is why marriages crumble…enough said…except as you said…in cases of abuse.

  5. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


    and perez…smash is not a huge hit….the very people who were excited for it in the beginning, now think it's stinks….ratings are dropping constantly..it sucks, has no point at all

  6. jakeyplay says – reply to this


    Yea you're right, you should totally stay in a relationship with someone you are not happy with just for the sake of it. Makes perfect sense. *sarcasm*

  7. lola1989 says – reply to this


    Re: CanadianMommy – I've seen you post here before, and it's usually hateful bile, and I just wanted to say it makes so much sense now. You have a crappy marriage and the only way you can deal with it is by coming online and spouting out abuse to people. I feel really sorry for you, your life sounds like it sucks. I bet your husband resents you for forcing him to stay with you. He'll probably end up cheating on you too. So sad that you would want to put yourself through that, or put him through that for that matter. Three years of 'hell' isn't healthy in a relationship fyi, if it takes you three years to sort something out that is not a loving relationship.

  8. 8

    She didn't even MENTION medicine. Damn, you're way off base.

  9. annabear says – reply to this


    Re: CanadianMommy – Excuse me, but I was married to a man for 12 years and I tried to make it work for a good 9 years with him but he made my life miserable. You act like 'working' things out is so easy, like it just fixes everything. It doesn't. I'm glad that you were in a position where you got through it, but my husband didn't want to get through it, he belittled me, made me feel like I was worthless, treated me badly, and he didn't listen when I tried to talk things through with him. Don't be so ignorant! A lot of people aren't as lucky as you, to judge them on something they can't control is out of order.

  10. 10

    Maybe the issue isnt people living longer but is more that there is no longer a stigma associated with getting divorced. People used to work through the rough spots and hard times but now they throw in the towel at the first bump in the road. Vows mean nothing and no one is looked down upon for being married serveral times.

    Kim Kardashian is a fine example of how people (not jsut celebrities) view marriage nowadays. She isnt even divorced after her second marriage and is already talking about doing it again. PATHETIC!

  11. lola1989 says – reply to this


    Re: annabear – I wouldn't let yourself get offended by her opinions elizabeth, she has proven on many occasions to have no empathy or understanding of anything that works outside of her close minded self-righteous sad little views on a world that is too big for her to understand. Just feel sorry for her like I do, she clearly has an unhappy marriage and wants everyone else to suffer along with her.

  12. 12

    "We didn't have a home, we didn't have furniture. It was literally moving here with nothing but faith and hope.”…yeahhhhh. Faith, hope and a ton of money. It's not like you were *thisclose* to living on the streets. You have no idea what a traumatic experience is. Get over yourself.

  13. jakeyplay says – reply to this


    Re: Babycakes!!! – I agree that lots of people do view marriage this way, but I think it's unfair to assume that everybody who gets divorced is just too lazy to work past the rough times. A lot of people who love each other try really hard to make marriage work, and divorce is the last resort for them. Divorce should be seen as something that is a culmination of very difficult and life changing decisions, I imagine that it is a very sad and devastating thing for lots of people to go through. You should try and be more compassionate, a lot of people get forced into a divorce they dont want by their spouse.

  14. merlochomes says – reply to this


    Re: Novel1 – so your saying that if a man hands a woman divorce papers and says he doesnt love her or care about her and is seeing another woman she should try and be 'flexible' and 'tolerant' and try and talk him out of it? lol what world do you live in? if your spouse cheated on you would you take the same view? Would you stay with someone who was unfaithful? that's what a lot fo people have to deal with when it comes to divorce and i don't see why they should stay with someone who would cheat on them

  15. annabear says – reply to this


    Re: lola1989 – My name is Anna not Elizabeth? And if someone wants to stay in a failing marriage then that is their choice and has nothing to do with me or you, but they shouldn't expect everyone to put themselves through hell and back and ruin their lives in the process just for the sake of looking good in front of the neighbours. Unless you have been through it then you cannot know and shouldn't judge.

  16. dreamssweetly says – reply to this


    Re: merlochomes
    That's what happens to stupid people who equate sex with love. Yes, I'll throw out a great marriage because of sex. Pfft. Maybe people wouldn't get cheated on if they put out more or if they didn't use sex as a weapon in a marriage.

  17. ewwww says – reply to this


    This makes her sound like a giant bitch who never even loved her husband. Way to go dude.

  18. Sandra says – reply to this


    To the girl saying she had to get divorced cause her marriage was difficult - And that is why you don't rush into marriage. If people took the time to know each other well before marrying each other (their weaknesses, their families, everything!) there would be no reason to cheat on someone or get divorced. It seems to me that people find it easy to get divorced so they do it … That's what worries me about marriages today… :| You're supposed to marry someone you want to be with and grow old with .. it's about the journey! Why throw it away when you're in your mid life for some young stupid bitch?

  19. H.Sarwari says – reply to this


    I wonder what she did?

  20. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


    Re: lola1989 – gosh you're a moron…my marriage is perfectly fine thank you very much and it was because he was extremely sick and turned to alcohol to deal with it and became rather angry and hard to live with and i chose to stay and help him through it, even when he raged at me and the world….so dont assume you know me idiot! He thanked me profusely for NOT leaving when he was at his worst.

  21. CanadianMommy says – reply to this


    Re: annabear – if you would read properly, i said just not in cases of abuse….that includes physical or mental or emotional….clearly you suffered in one of them categories and then id help you pack…..