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Marlo Thomas: Phil Donahue ‘Is My Father’ (And on Demi More Divorce Rumors: ‘It’ll Pass’)

Is there a psychiatrist in the house? If so, please weigh in on this doozy from Marlo Thomas, about her hubby of 30 years, Phil Donahue:

“I didn’t realize until after I married him that he is my father,” the still-sexy-at-72 TV icon tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

CAPTION: "Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

"Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her—and Demi's—would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

“He’s like my father in the fact that he’s very charismatic, he’s a great storyteller, he’s very empathetic to people—he really cares people and he has a basic decency,” she adds of Phil’s connection to her even-more-celebrated dad, funnyman Danny Thomas.

“That’s pretty much all you need to be like your dad. Is he a comedian? No. But he is a charismatic man and he’s a magnet to people.

“People really love him and he’s a good guy and my dad was a really good guy,” says Marlo, whose new memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny, hits the shelves Sept. 28.

OK. Now that that’s cleared up… Marlo goes on to recall how Danny Continue reading