New reports say that Danny DeVito’s separation may be the result of his affairs with movie extras.
Last week, the actor and his estranged wife Rhea Perlman announced their separation after 30 years of marriage.
A former crew member from DeVito’s 1990s film Hoffa tells reporters that DeVito and a young blonde extra would leave the set to get intimate in the actor’s limousine. The insider said DeVito promised that he would help the girl become famous.
"It was kind of pathetic because she was very young and beautiful and obviously just having sex with him in hopes that he'd make her a star," the insider claims.
"Danny would have his limo driver drive them all over the city and they'd canoodle in the back before going back to his room together."
The source said that everyone on set knew about DeVito’s actions and felt bad for Perlman.
"I felt bad for Rhea, and I felt bad for the girl, too, because she was just a naïve kid from Pittsburgh," the source said." It was sad to see her pretending to really like him when really it was just because of who he was. And worse, Danny preying on vulnerable young girls like that."
Sources report that Rhea has been dealing with DeVito’s wandering eye for about ten years and has finally had enough.
"He may not appear to be a ladies’ man, but Danny certainly gets a lot of female attention,” a source close to the family said. "Danny can be quite the flirt and because of his powerful status in Hollywood, he’s not ashamed to abuse his position and chat up young, aspiring women looking to make it in the industry."
However, the crew member does believe that DeVito and Perlman shared something special.
"I can tell you that they are great parents and really very nice people," the source said. "They are very loving towards their children and at one time were a real solid family."
DeVito’s reps have declined to comment.