Roseanne Barr's Ex-Husband Tom Arnold Was Attracted To Laurie Metcalf First But She Warned Him Not To Date Laurie

November 18, 2019 12:49

Roseanne Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold appeared to have feelings for her so-star Laurie Metcalf at first, but Roseanne warned him not to date Laurie for an unexpected reason.

Love triangle on ‘Roseanne’

Behind-the-scenes relationships between some of the Roseanne cast members were even more exciting than those of their onscreen characters.

Fans know that Roseanne Barr met her first husband Tom Arnold on set. At that time, Tom worked as one of the show screenwriters.

Roseanne and Tom became friends pretty soon. However, it appeared that Barr wanted more. For this reason, when she found out that Arnold was attracted to her co-star Laurie Metcalf, she warned him not to date Laurie.

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She told Tom at that time:

Writers cannot date actors. That’s a rule of show business.

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The funniest thing is that Roseanne became a rule-breaker herself as she married Tom after he stepped back from dating Metcalf.

Tom even joked on this matter:

Who was I to break a rule of show business?

What about Laurie Metcalf?

The one who had no idea about the love triangle was… Laurie Metcalf. Can you imagine it?! The actress had no idea about Tom Arnold’s feelings for her.

Laurie recalled that funny situation during her guest appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen:

Yes, that was a surprise! I didn’t know any of that went on.

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Unfortunately, Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold’s marriage didn’t last long. The spouses divorced in 1994 after 4 years of marriage.

It’s always a tricky thing to be involved in a love triangle, especially when you have no idea that you are in. We can imagine Laurie Metcalf’s feelings when she found out about her love triangle with Roseanne and Tom. Agree that even the sitcom creators wouldn’t come up with such an unexpected twist!

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