Fran Drescher is returning to TV tomorrow night in TV Land’s new sitcom, Happily Divorced. The plot? A wife who learns her husband is gay after 18 years of marriage — inspired by Fran’s real life!
Fran created Happily Divorced with her former husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she was married with for 20 years and then found out he was gay.
“We always write about what we know,” Fran told Good Morning America. “So our own personal story inspired the series.”
So, how did Fran not know?
“First of all, we met when we were 15,” she explained. “So we really didn’t have a whole lot of experience. We love each other. We had a good marriage. The metrosexual was really coming into vogue, so I thought that was it!”
Happily Divorced stars John Michael Higgins as Fran’s former husband and airs Wednesday night on TV Land at 10:30 p.m. ET!
Watch the interview, below!