Another Marriage Goes Sour: Debra Messing and Her Husband Split

Debra Messing joins the ranks of the divorced

Guess now she can trade the big coffeepot for Keurig single-serve cups. Debra Messing and her husband, Daniel Zelman, have called it quits.

The news was confirmed in an exclusive statement to Us magazine today. Debra’s rep confirmed, “Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman privately separated earlier this year after a 10-year marriage.”

Sad indeed, at a time when Debra should be on top of the world. The Will and Grace star has a new NBC series, Smash, about the drama involved in casting and launching a new Broadway musical.

She had moved to New York with her husband recently, but now lives alone with their seven-year-old son, Roman.

And of all things, the news of the split comes on the first night of Hanukkah! (That would have sent Grace sobbing into Will’s arms, for sure.)


Debra told LilSugar last month how much she loves the holidays in the Big Apple. “We love to go skating at Wolman Rink, and go see plays – musicals, especially,” she said. “Waiting for the snow to come. Looking forward to putting on the snowsuit and go stomping around Central Park.” Now the season will be considerably less bright for mom and son alike.

If there’s good news to be had here, it’s that the split is said to be “amicable,” and the couple is committed to putting their son first. Given that they’ve been quietly living apart for so long, avoiding any public drama, it seems unlikely that they’ll be waging any bitter court battles now.

All we can do is wish her the best.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]



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