The writer’s strike may offer a welcome reprieve for Til Death star Brad Garrett, who’s been in and out of the headlines recently. The towering actor got into hot water over the summer for allegedly swinging at a paparazzi’s camera, and just recently he and his wife of seven years, Jill Divens, finalized their divorce.

Now Garrett’s been dealt yet another blow after his father passed away last week. Brad’s co-star Joely Fisher tells OK! that her pal is holding up, but that it’s been difficult.

“We’ve gotten to e-mail back and forth and he’s going through, once again, a really dark time for him,” explained Joely. “I sent him my prayers and said, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll hold down the fort.’ “

As for Fisher, when OK! caught up with her at Tara Home in West Hollywood, where she hosted the book launch party for Alter Your Space: Guide to the Restorative Home by Jagatjoti Khalsa, she’s trying to keep busy while Til Death is on “involuntary hiatus” because of the writers’ strike and jokes she may try to “do an album finally. I don’t need a writer for that — at least not one in the guild.”

By Jon Warech

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