The actor and producer may leave Los Angeles and return to his birthplace due to the break-up of his 30 year marriage to Rhea Perlman, and apparently lived in California solely for work purposes.
"He's a [New] Jersey boy, and despite living several years in California he's never forgotten his roots. He even named his production company, Jersey Films after his place of birth," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Danny and Rhea used to stay at his vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey whenever they wanted a break away from Los Angeles."
The insider continued: "He loves living in a bustling, busy city and is looking at New York for a permanent stay - it's just closer to home for Danny."
DeVito's children with Perlman - Lucy, Grace and Jacob - are also all in their twenties, so he is not said to be worried about having to look after them.
The couple split earlier this month, with reports alleging that DeVito was always flirting with other women and that their union had been on the rocks for a long time.
"After years of turning a blind eye to it, Rhea finally snapped. She had enough of his bad boy behaviour and wanted an end to their marriage," a source claimed.
However, DeVito denied the claims and said such rumours were a "fabrication".
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