It looks like Kirstie Alley is kissing the big one goodbye. The former Cheers star and actor husband Parker Stevenson--whom she once thanked for giving her "the big one" during an Emmy telecast--are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage.
No reason has been given for the split, first reported by syndicated columnist Liz Smith, but the couple said in a statement that the decision was mutual. "We intend to remain the best of friends and devoted parents to our two children," the statement said.
The couple shared homes in Los Angeles, Maine and Oregon.
Up until the divorce announcement, the couple seemed the picture of domestic bliss. "This sounds very un-feminist, but I think there has to be a boss in every arrangement, and I prefer it being the man," Alley told People last year. "If an intruder breaks in, I'm not going to say, 'Honey, give me the gun.' Parker and I have what I call the burglar relationship. I wouldn't think of going down to see who broke into the house, and he wouldn't think of letting me. I think it's romantic."
However, Alley's most notorious comments about her hubby came when she won the 1991 Emmy for her role as Cheers bar manager Rebecca Howe. It was during her acceptance speech that Alley giddily thanked Stevenson "for giving me the big one for the last eight years."
In addition to her Cheers years, Alley also starred alongside John Travolta in the Look Who's Talking films and appeared as Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Stevenson's acting credits include Melrose Place, Baywatch and The Hardy Boys Mysteries.