That wasn’t the case, I was born in the '50s and I didn’t even know what gay was.In my neighborhood, everyone got married at 20 years old and that was it, there was no choice; that was what you did.Any feelings, you just put them away, and that’s what I did, because I loved her and thought we could have a great marriage, but eventually, I started controlling her and dealing with her instead of dealing with my own self, burying that away.
When I told her, I couldn’t even tell her I was gay, I said I was dating men.
She was dating a guy much hotter than me, and 16 years younger, so it made it much easier for her to accept.
She said, you have to live your authentic life and be who you are, and I appreciated that and was very touched by it.
stars Fran and is based on the events of her and Peter's post-marriage lives together, as it would've happened today and instead of the late '90s when they separated and divorced.
The show returns for a new season packed with guest stars and fan-pleasing events. Peter Marc Jacobson: Fran and I took a vacation together to Paris after we were divorced, and we started getting into all these fights, and started going back to the way we were when married.
We looked at each other and said, this would be a funny movie. Keith Cox at TV Land then called Fran and said, what would you like to do for TV if you were producing your own show ... She said well, that would be easy, it would be me and my gay ex-husband, and her boyfriend and our weird little triangle.She asked, should I tell you the rest of my ideas, and he said no because I just bought that one.  called about three years ago and said we are going to out you, and I said, well I’m out already … They then [asked if I] would do an interview, and I said no, because it would look like it's being gratuitous and looking for attention. Renée is now a reoccurring character, and we are hoping to get Danny Davis [who played Niles the Butler] and Lauren Lane [Ce Ce] on, and maybe Rachel Chagall [Val].So I said, why don’t you just make a statement that we’re friends and we love each other. I was going to the Roxy, can't come out more than that. We also have great guest stars this season - Joan Collins, Florence Henderson, Robert Wagner, and Cyndi Lauper, who just shot an episode. it takes a while for a series to get its groove going, and now this season is really out there. Back to your relationship with Fran, what went on through your mind before you came out?Instead, they put out the story as 'Fran Drescher outs her husband,' which was not true. I didn’t want her to think that I didn’t ever love her.The next morning it was all over CNN, and Oprah called and said, 'We want to do a show about you and Fran.' Fran and I figured, well if we are going to talk about it, we'd bring up , since at that time [we working on the pilot], and Oprah said what a great idea, [about the show] on the air. Because I always did and I still do, and I always will.I was worried people were going to think it was a business marriage, since someone wrote that it was a marriage of convenience.