Michelle Pfeiffer Says Her Husband Used Story About Their Kids’ Head Lice in One of His Shows – PEOPLE


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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley share daughter Claudia, 29, and son John Henry, 27

Michelle Pfeiffer is revealing where her TV writer and producer husband David E. Kelley finds inspiration for his storylines.

The First Lady actress, 63, appeared on Friday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, where she shared that Kelley once drew inspiration from their kids' childhood experience with head lice to use in one of his shows.

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"I watch certain characters and think to myself, 'I bet he wrote that for Michelle,' " Kelly Ripa says of Kelley's storylines.

"No ... He would never admit to it," Pfeiffer replies, before sharing that Kelley "once wrote a scene" inspired by their kids, daughter Claudia, now 29, and son John Henry, 27.

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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley

Credit: David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer

"One of them got hair lice in elementary school," the actress explains. "And it took three of us working on these kids' heads to get rid of those nits."

"And I turned to [Kelley] and said, 'If I see this in one of these shows…' And of course, it was in one of his shows," she says.

While Pfeiffer didn't reveal which show the storyline is in, she did say it's not HBO's The Undoing, which was co-host Ryan Seacrest's first guess.

"No. My kids are adults now, I am not nit-picking on their heads anymore," adds Pfeiffer.

Pfeiffer welcomed Claudia into her family in 1993, just before she married Kelley. A year later, the couple welcomed Claudia's younger brother John Henry.

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