Fran Drescher’s Ex-Husband Peter Marc Jacobson Is Gay

January 27, 2012 by staff 

Fran Drescher’s Ex-Husband Peter Marc Jacobson Is Gay, Drescher, who is best known for her roles on “The Nanny” and her new series “Happily Divorced,” also believes that her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson was abducted.

“You know, it’s funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads,” Drescher told the Huffington Post recently. “We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It’s the exact same scar on the exact same spot.”

According to the entertainment site, Jacobson is slightly more skeptical about the incident, explaining that Fran’s scar is likely from a drill bit or burn.

“I said to him, that’s what the aliens programmed us to think,” Drescher said. “But really, that’s where the chip is.”

Drescher’s rep had no immediate comment regarding the quotes.

Drescher’s TV Land series “Happily Divorced” was officially renewed for a second season on July 20. The network ordered another 12 episodes of the comedy, which is scheduled to premiere on March 7, 2012. The show, which premiered on June 15, has averaged over 2.2 million total viewers.

In the series, the actress plays a Los Angeles florist named Fran who is forced back into the dating pool after learning her husband of 18 years, Peter (John Michael Higgins), is gay. Since neither of them can afford to move out of their home, they’re stuck living together which makes moving on difficult.

The show also stars Tichina Arnold as Fran’s best friend and Rita Moreno and Robert Walden as her parents.

The storyline for the show was inspired by Drescher’s real-life marriage of 21 years to Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out of the closet after their divorce in 1999. Jacobson and Drescher co-created the series and also worked together on “The Nanny” and “Living With Fran.”

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