WILL + Grace actress Debra Messing thanks her rock-solid marriage to screenwriter Daniel Zelman for keeping her grounded.

The flame-haired 36-year-old, who has a baby son ROMAN with Zelman, insists their 14-year relationship has succeeded because they have managed to stick together through thick and thin.

She says, "Having a partner who you've basically grown up with helps. Daniel and I met at New York University.

"We've been through everything together. We've always put each other first, and family and love first.

"I think that gives me a great sense of peace and I think it helps with me keeping a sense of identity."

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