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Tom Arnold Reveals He Briefly Romanced Laurie Metcalf Before Roseanne Barr

Tom Arnold is opening up about his relationship historical past.

The 59-year-old actor was a visitor on The Howard Stern Present on Wednesday, the place he talked concerning the early days of Roseanne. Arnold, who was an actor and author on the TV sequence from the late ’80s till the early ’90s, shared with Howard Stern that he had a quick romance with co-star Laurie Metcalf in the course of the filming of the present’s pilot episode. This all occurred shortly earlier than Arnold received along with one other co-star, Roseanne Barr.

“The night time we shot the pilot, sure, Roseanne was within the entrance seat getting romantic with John Goodman. I used to be within the backseat. Roseanne seems again and I am holding palms with Laurie Metcalf after which we’re having a good time,” Arnold recalled.

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Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold

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“We went to the Improv, we have been simply hammered. The following morning [Barr] calls me into her workplace and he or she goes, ‘Tom, I used to be a author too. Writers can not date the actors. That is the rule of Hollywood,'” Arnold shared. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, OK…I apologize. That is the rule of Hollywood I might not violate it.’ After which I could not date Laurie Metcalf. And little did I do know Roseanne would ultimately make me marry her…I may by no means inform how girls like me however apparently in the event that they’re actually, actually imply to me…I appreciated that.”

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So was Arnold romantically keen on Metcalf?

“Nicely, no, we had an evening…it is like I am certain we have been out partying, we did a pilot for a TV present, that is thrilling…properly no matter…there was one thing that night time, 100 p.c,” Arnold revealed. “In fact I do not know what. Nicely they kissed and made out…properly, no matter they need…properly they have been backing down in a automobile, I do not know.”

Arnold went on to tie the knot with Barr in 1990, however the couple divorced in 1994.

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