Meryl Streep & Don Gummer Reveal That They Have Been Secretly Separated For Years

Meryl Streep, the well-known actress and Hollywood veteran, has apparently been estranged from her husband, Don Gummer, for six years now! The couple married in 1978, but her representative has confirmed to E! News that the pairs relationship has been dormant for years.

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Meryl Streep & Don Gummer: A Relationship Timeline

“Meryl Streep, the renowned actress with a star-studded career spanning decades, and her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, have been secretly separated for the last six years. They met in 1978 and married when Streep moved into Gummer’s home after her partner, The Godfather actor John Cazale, died. The couple ended up welcoming four children together: Henry, Mamie, Grace and Louisa

The pair’s last public appearance was at the 2018 Oscars, although their relationship stretches back decades. Gummer was even present at Streep’s first Oscars appearance in 1979 as newlyweds. Despite not being able to thank her husband for his support in 1983 when she won for Sophie’s Choice, the star made sure to take his name first when she won her third award in 2012. Here’s what Streep’s representative said about the shocking news of their separation:

“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.”

Rep for Meryl Streep
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This shocking news comes after Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that her and actor Will Smith have also been separated for quite some time, invoking strong reactions from fans. The couple, who both attended Yale University, also saw their daughters make it big in Hollywood. Grace has appeared in The Newsroom, American Horror Story, and Frances Ha, while Mamie has been featured in The Good Fight, The Good Wife, and The Lifeguard, and Louisa has appeared in The Gilded Age.