Outing the ex

The Top 5 reasons Fran Drescher would make for a killer beard

The Top 5 reasons Fran Drescher would make for a killer beard

Shocker: The producer and writer of The Nanny is a homosexual.

Peter Marc Jacobson (not to be confused with fellow brother, Marc Jacobs), was married to high school sweetheart and Nanny star Fran Drescher for 21 years before they split in 1999. News broke this week of Drescher divulging to InTouch that Jacobson came out of the closet to her following the divorce.

"Peter and I feel so blessed to have met each other and to still have a caring, loving relationship," the Flushing, Queens native says. "Love is what we're all about.

"Peter and I met when we were 15. We were just kids and didn't know who we truly were. We went through a lot together," Drescher adds.

The duo "remain the best of friends," and even fixed each other up — "I more successfully than him, by the way," she reports. They are collaborating on a new sitcom about being married to a closeted homosexual — like Will & Grace, but a giant leap backwards.

Dresher's letting the cat out of the Marc Jacobs bag seems oddly timed, but the real question on the table is: Why would Peter ever leave Fran? Here are CultureMap's top five reasons Fran Drescher would make for a great beard:

  1. That voice. Drescher's approaching horrendous Queens cackle can be heard from anywhere, which would allow sufficient warning time to cover up a clandestine rendezvous in the guest bedroom.
  2. Fran knows everyone in Hollywood — just think about all of the contacts she made appearing in a 1986 episode of Night Court, on the set of The Beautician and the Beast and her failed second sitcom, Living with Fran.
  3. Drescher has an inspiring activist streak. Remember in September 2008, when she was appointed as a U.S. diplomat by the State Department? Also that year, she and Peter co-hosted a cocktail benefit in LA to block California's ban on same-sex marriage. Whatever happened to "the family that drinks together stays together"?
  4. LA real estate can be tricky, so it's best to consolidate under one roof. This leaves open the option of efficiently co-hosting an impromptu limousine liberal function on any given night.
  5. Fran has a way with the pen. Perhaps you, too, attended her book signing for Enter Wining when you were in fifth grade — then you would know what an amazing writer the actress is. Engaging conversation with a smart partner is almost as good as sex, right? Right.
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