Desperate Housewives’ Tom and Lynette

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 8, 2011

I am a Desperate Housewives fan. I especially enjoy Tom and Lynette’s marriage. It seems more real than the others on the show. After working together for so many years, do the actors have a great real-life connection, too? Like maybe they finish each other’s sentences, or something like that?
—Kathleen Harbin, Modesto, Calif.

We took your question to Doug Savant, 48, who plays Tom. He says that Felicity Huffman, 48, who plays Lynette, definitely understands him. “I am a stammerer and, sometimes when I communicate, I don’t use nouns,” he says. “She is able to discern my strange speech and she knows what I am saying.

“We have a deep affection for one another. We are both happily married to other people. We love working together and we are both passionate about these characters and this TV marriage.”

In real life, Savant is married to his former Melrose Place co-star Laura Leighton, 42, and Huffman is married to William H. Macy, 61, currently starring on Showtime’s Shameless.

Leighton just went back to work on her second season of Pretty Little Liars, and during his current Housewives hiatus, Savant is playing househusband. “I take over on the things I can take over, and we do our best to juggle. There are no complaints at this house—we complain when we are not working.”