Debra Messing Opens Up About Divorce For The First Time Ever

May 4, 2012 By:
Debra Messing Opens Up About Divorce For The First Time Ever

Last time we checked in on Debra Messing she was divorcing her husband, still living with him, and also dating her “Smash” co-star. Can you say, messy?

The actress opens up to Ladies' Home Journal about her failed marriage to Daniel Zelman and those pesky rumors on whether or not she was cheating on him with new boyfriend Will Chase.

“I think the institution of marriage is a noble thing. I think the idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic,” Messing reveals in the June 2012 issue of the magazine, “But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.”

While that may be true, there were rumors that Messing may have cheated on her hubby with her co-star. On the show “Smash,” Messing’s character, Julia, has an affair with the guy she’s actually dating in real life. Is this a case of art imitates life?

“The challenge that caused in her [Julia’s] marriage was also something I related to, and had experienced myself,” says Messing.

Just vague enough to almost confirm it.

However, she says everything is amicable between her and her ex.

“We are dear friends, and I am at peace with the journey we’ve had. I feel like the 20 years we had together has been a huge success. And despite the fact that everything is changing, I think everyone is thriving,” Messing gushes.