Fran Drescher’s nails-on-a-chalkboard voice is set to grace our TV screens once more starting June 15th, for those of you who have already watched every episode of The Nanny and can’t get enough. New sitcom Happily Divorced is Drescher’s first new big project in a while, but in the years since The Nanny was big, she’s had some personal matters to attend to. The actress survived a scary bout of uterine cancer, as well as a difficult divorce. But Drescher spoke about her divorce candidly in a recent interview, and the break up was certainly not about another woman. Drescher’s husband revealed in the 90’s that he was gay, and she said:
“He had already been living a gay life away from me after we divorced, and he said, ‘I don’t want you to be shocked. I’m dating men”. The actress says the revelation didn’t entirely surprise her, saying, “During our marriage he had told me he might be bisexual, but he wanted to stay married. By the time he told me, I had survived uterine cancer. Nothing could shake me”.
“It’s great that we had the ability and the wisdom to reinvent our relationship. All those years weren’t for nothing. We’re very tight. We’re best friends”.
Since her ex came out, Drescher has worked on gay rights campaigns. Happily Divorced premieres on TV Land tomorrow night.