Alyssa Milano Says 'Divorce Is Not an Option' in Her Marriage

by Lauren Zima 5:13 PM PDT, September 03, 2015
Playing Alyssa Milano Says 'Divorce Is Not an Option' in Her Marriage

Alyssa Milano is not about to take part in what's become known as the 'Summer of Splits.'

Married to her talent agent husband David Bugliari for the last six years, the star tells ET that divorce is "not an option."

"[Marriage is] work, and there's no one I'd rather put in the work with,” she adds. "The most important thing is to laugh. If you can laugh with someone, you can get through anything.”

So far this summer, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, and many more (most recently Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger) celeb couples have gone their separate ways. For Milano, balancing her personal and professional lives is key, and that balance is why she chose to exit the ABC series Mistresses in October, when filming left Los Angeles. "It's hard enough to have a successful marriage in this industry," she says. "I'm not going to take my kids away from my husband for four months and move to Vancouver."

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ET spoke to the actress and designer as she promoted her new line of paper towel designs with Viva. Milano has crafted nine designs for the brand. She says she thought Viva’s idea to beautify paper towels was “brilliant … why wouldn't we want beautiful paper towels on our kitchen counter?”

Milano also designs sports apparel for women and hosts Project Runway: All Stars, so design is definitely a passion. "The beauty of acting is it's enabled me to do all of these other things, which I also find super, super fulfilling in a different way," she says. As for whether another scripted series is in the future, the 42-year-old says the project would have to be right for her, David, and their two kids, Milo and Elizabella.

"Who knows how I'm going to feel once [my kids are] in high school, and I feel like their little beings have been molded into what they're going to be and they can look at me and say, 'We're going to be OK,'" she says. "But for right now I have this window of opportunity to not only enjoy them, but also to make sure that I’m being a good parent and be a present parent. So, I'm going to do that."

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The actress also hopes for more kids. “When you have these babies, that connection is so meant to be and so profound,” she says. "You look at them and you go, 'Oh, this is why. This is why I went through everything I went through in my life.'"

For more on this summer’s biggest splits, watch the video below.