Fran Drescher aliens
Drescher, who is best known for her roles on "The Nanny" and her new series "Happily Divorced," also believes that her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson was abducted.
"You know, it's funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads," Drescher told the Huffington Post recently. "We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It's the exact same scar on the exact same spot."
According to the entertainment site, Jacobson is slightly more skeptical about the incident, explaining that Fran's scar is likely from a drill bit or burn.
"I said to him, that's what the aliens programmed us to think," Drescher said. "But really, that's where the chip is."
Drescher's TV Land series "Happily Divorced" was officially renewed for a second season on July 20. The network ordered another 12 episodes of the comedy, which is scheduled to premiere on March 7, 2012. The show, which premiered on June 15, has averaged over 2.2 million total viewers.
In the series, the actress plays a Los Angeles florist named Fran who is forced back into the dating pool after learning her husband of 18 years, Peter (John Michael Higgins), is gay. Since neither of them can afford to move out of their home, they're stuck living together which makes moving on difficult.
The show also stars Tichina Arnold as Fran's best friend and Rita Moreno and Robert Walden as her parents.
The storyline for the show was inspired by Drescher's real-life marriage of 21 years to Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out of the closet after their divorce in 1999. Jacobson and Drescher co-created the series and also worked together on "The Nanny" and "Living With Fran."
Initially, Drescher planned to only write and produce "Happily Divorced," but she eventually decided to star in the series as well. TV Land ordered 10 episodes of the series in March. Like early episodes of "The Nanny," the show was taped before a live studio audience.
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Fran Drescher is a survivor of an alien UFO abduction, “The Nanny” star tells news. Fran Drescher thinks aliens abducted her, scarred her, and returned to earth so she could go on to appear in 1990s TV sitcoms. The bizarre revelation by Fran to news comes with a chip and ex-husband added to the mix.
Fran Drescher tells news today, with sincerity, that she believes she was abducted by aliens as a teenager. She claims that he was abducted while a junior high student. She claims she was driving down the road with her father when the abduction occurred.
Years later, Fran Drescher met her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Fran claims that Peter told her that he was abducted by aliens as teenager as well, also while driving with his father. She tells the HuffPost today “A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet.”
Fran thinks aliens were to blame for her marrying her husband. Fran also claims that she and her ex-husband had the same scar. “We both have this scar. It’s the exact same scar on the exact same spot . . . that’s where the chip is.”
But Fran tells news that Peter Marc Jacobson denied the chip tale. He told her during her marriage that it’s simply a scar they both had from their youth. Fran said to him, however, “that’s what the aliens programmed us to think… But really, that’s where the chip is.”
In 2010, Fran made the revelation to news that her husband was gay. The couple met at age 15. The two split in 1999. “We love each other dearly … [We] still have a caring, loving relationship. Love is what we’re all about” she told news at the time.