The news that Cheryl Hines of Curb Your Enthusiasm filed for divorce from husband of eight years manager and producer Paul Young hit the web today. And because I have a weird obsession with Larry David, I can’t help but wonder if Hines and David would make a good real-life couple given they banter so easily together on-screen. A few reasons why they could be pretty pretty pretty great off-screen as well:
–They are both parents. Larry has two daughters, Cazzy and Romy, with ex-wife Laurie David while Cheryl has a six-year-old daughter Catherine Rose.
–Larry is 63 years old to Cheryl’s 44. Hey, divorced guys always marry younger gals — the nearly 19 years age difference is nothing, especially in Hollywood.
–They are both hilarious. Laurie David doesn’t strike me as particularly funny (she’s too busy trying to distract everyone from her enormous carbon footprint to be funny) so maybe Cheryl is just what Larry needs: someone to keep him laughing rather than lecturing him on turning off the lights before she flies off on a private jet.
–They have been good friends for years, and what better place for a romance to start than in friendship?
–They had the following exchange about marriage on-screen, mainly improvised, so couldn’t you just picture them together in real life?
[Cheryl is reading a draft of her renewed wedding vows to Larry]
Cheryl: “We’ll love each other throughout this lifetime, but after death through all eternity.”
Larry: You mean this is… this is continuing into the afterlife?
Cheryl: Yeah, that’s the idea. Do you have a problem with that?
Larry: Well, I… I thought this was over at death. I didn’t know we went into eternity together. Isn’t that what it said in… “’til death do us part, ” I thought it was…
Cheryl: Do you have a problem with eternity?
Cheryl: We finally found each other, Larry, and we’re celebrating this for all eternity.
Larry: I guess I had a different plan for eternity. I thought… I thought I’d be single again.