Actor Michael Fishman of ‘Roseanne’ and it’s spin off ‘The Conners’ has split with his wife, Jennifer Briner. Fishman claims that it was his wife that initially filed the paper work and he filed an answer. Fishman plays D. J. Conner, the son of Roseanne and Dan Conner. The split according to Fishnan is amicable, and has been in the works for a year. They were going to divorce last year, but when ‘Roseanne’ was scrapped, the divorce was put on hold.
Roseanne Barr said Fishman and Sara Gilbert ‘threw her under the bus’ after she was fired from the4 show. Barr said it would have been better if Fishman and Gilbert contacted her privately instead of blasting her on social media. Fishman was quick to denounce his TV mother. He said, “Our cast, crew, writers and production staff strived for inclusiveness with several story lines designed to reflect inclusiveness. The words of one person do not exemplify the thinking of all involved.” He went on to say, “I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive.” Fishman wed as teenagers and have two children together.
The couple are seeking joint custody of their minor daughter Isabella,16. Fishman was 6 years old when first started playing D.J. in the 80’s. Fishman talked about coming back to the show after several years. He said when ‘Roseanne’ ended he kept busy with other work, including appearing on ‘Steinfeld’ and he did a show called ‘Hits’. He said he became a dad and really wanted to be present in his children’s lives. He said his parents both had to work through his childhood, and because he worked too they didn’t see each other a lot. Fishman was also a high school basketball coach and a softball coach before coming back to TV.