Fran Drescher Says the Secret to Aging Well Is to ‘Support Your Body’

To celebrate her 62nd birthday in September, Fran Drescher invited her dearest friends to dinner. “I really love being with my girlfriends,” Fran exclusively tells Closer. “We are very supportive.”

Acknowledging the blessings in her life, like wonderful gal pals, good health and exciting new projects such as her upcoming NBC series, Indebted, has brought Fran to one of the happiest chapters in her life. “I don’t have the level of inner angst anymore,” says the actress, who starred on The Nanny from 1993 to 1999. “Everything that has happened, from being a rape survivor to being a cancer survivor, going through a difficult divorce, and getting married a second time — [helped me] walk away a more whole person.”

Fran Drescher carrying a tray of juice

Part of Fran’s happiness comes from being useful — she hosts summits to promote a holistic approach to wellness. “You need to support your body if you want to age well,” says Fran, who strives to give her system enough rest, exercise, quality food and recovery time to stay healthy. “I feel it in a way that I’ve never felt it before: I must honor my body.” Since her 2016 split from her second husband, Fran has put romantic love on hold — and that’s okay.

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