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Meryl Streep and Husband Don Gummer Living Separate Lives After 45 Years of Marriage

by Danielle Wright

In a surprising revelation, it has been confirmed by sources that Meryl Streep, the iconic Oscar-winning actress, and her husband of 45 years, Don Gummer, have been living separate lives for over six years.

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A spokesperson for Meryl Streep made an exclusive statement, acknowledging the separation. The spokesperson said, “Don Gummer and Meryl Streep have been separated for more than 6 years, and while they will always care for each other, they have chosen lives apart.”

This news might come as a surprise to many, as Meryl Streep was seen wearing her wedding band at the Princesa de Asturias Awards 2023 today. However, the couple was last publicly seen together at the 2018 Oscars. They share four children: Henry Wolfe, 43, a singer-songwriter, and actresses Mamie Gummer, 40, Grace Gummer, 37, and Louisa Jacobson, 30.

These children were raised by the couple at their Connecticut compound located in the historic town of Salisbury. They are also grandparents to five grandchildren. Their son, Henry, has two children with his wife, Tamryn Storm Hawker. Mamie has two children with her husband, Mehar Sethi. Grace recently welcomed her first child with her husband, record producer Mark Ronson. Louisa is known for her starring role in the HBO show "The Gilded Age."

Besides their life in Connecticut, the couple shared a spacious Tribeca loft in New York City until they sold it for $15.8 million in January 2020. After that, Streep purchased a $4 million home in Pasadena, California, in July 2020.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer's connection began in 1978 when they were introduced by her brother, Harry. At that time, Streep was mourning the loss of her late boyfriend and "Deer Hunter" co-star, John Cazale, who had passed away from lung cancer earlier that year. Streep and Gummer tied the knot in the same year and have since maintained a low-key and private relationship.

When asked about the secret to their long-lasting marriage, Streep shared her insights with Vogue in 2002, saying, "Goodwill and willingness to bend — and to shut up every once in a while." She further elaborated, "There’s no road map on how to raise a family: It’s always an enormous negotiation. But I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life."

In 2017, while accepting the award for Best Actress following her role in "The Iron Lady," Streep made a rare public mention of her husband. She began her speech by saying, "First, I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play him out with music. I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me."

Meryl Streep is a constant presence at the Oscars and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations, with 21 nominations and three wins in her illustrious career.


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