All is not well between Hollywood superstars Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer. According to Page Six, the duo has been secretly separated for years. Sources close to the publication have confirmed that the 74-year-old actress and the sculptor, 76, have called it quits 45 years after tying the knot.
Streep and Gummer were first introduced by her brother in 1978, at which time she was mourning the death of her boyfriend and co-star from The Godfather and The Deer Hunter, John Cazale. The couple married within six months of meeting and have four kids together, including son Henry Wolfe and daughters Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer, and Louisa Jacobson.
The pair managed to keep their separation quiet for the most part, but a spokesperson for Meryl recently confirmed the news. “Don Gummer and Meryl Streep have been separated for more than six years, and while they will always care for each other, they have chosen lives apart,” the rep said. The spokesperson added that the pair lives separately, but they have a shared custody agreement and will continue to work together professionally.
Despite their split, the former couple is still on good terms as they continue to attend red-carpet events together. We last saw the pair in 2018, when they stepped out to attend the Academy Awards. Streep was nominated that year for Steven Spielberg’s The Post and wore a stunning scarlet dress designed by Christian Dior.
The two are also a regular sight at the Oscars, and Streep has received a record 21 nominations throughout her career, winning three of them. In 2017, the It’s Complicated star even mentioned her husband in her acceptance speech, saying that she wanted to thank him for all he had done for her.
In recent years, the duo was seen on the red carpet together more frequently as they continued to support one another’s work. The actresses have starred in critically acclaimed films such as The Post, Into the Woods, The Iron Lady, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Out of Africa, to name just a few.
While it is sad to see the news of their separation, we’re sure both Meryl and Don will continue to be a strong force in the industry for years. In the meantime, we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer have been secretly separated for over six years, and while they will always care about each other, they have chosen lives apart, Page Six has learned. Their son, Henry, is now in his 30s, and their daughters are in their 40s.
This is the latest of many celebrity couples to call it quits this year. From Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello to Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, many of us have been shocked by the number of stars who have found it best to end their romantic relationships.