I used to really like the show The Nanny, even though the show may have been kind of cutesy, but I haven’t really watched anything else with Fran Drescher since that show went off the air a long time ago. As it turns out, her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, who was a producer on The Nanny, has publically revealed that he’s gay. He evidently came out to Fran after the end of their 21 year marriage, but the two have remained friends and collaborators.
In fact, they’re now working on developing a sitcom together based on their relationship. I don’t know if it’ll venture into a sort of Will and Grace territory, except perhaps focus on a married couple, but it could be funny.
Fran Drescher has never been shy about voicing her support for gay rights: In 2008, she and her former husband co-hosted a cocktail party in LA to benefit an organization that has sought to block California’s ban on same-sex marriage. But it turns out that the cause was even closer to the Nanny star’s heart than her fans could have guessed — as In Touch can now exclusively reveal, Peter Marc Jacobson, the man to whom Fran, 52, was married for more than two decades, is gay.
“Peter and I met when we were 15,” Fran tells In Touch. “We were just kids and didn’t know who we truly were. We went through a lot together.” The couple split for good in 1999, and according to an insider, Peter later came out of the closet to Fran. They continue to collaborate and are still “the best of friends. We love each other dearly,” she says. “We have even fixed each other up! I more successfully than him, by the way.” They’re even working together on a new sitcom based on their relationship. “Peter and I feel so blessed to have met each other and to still have a caring, loving relationship,” Fran says. “Love is what we’re all about.”
You know what? It’s awesome that they’ve been able to remain friends after a divorce and everything that happened in their personal lives. I’m interested to see what they develop together.
Source: In Touch via Huffington Post