Meryl Streep splits with husband Don Gummer after 45 years of marriage

Meryl Streep and her husband of 45 years, Don Gummer, are living separate lives, sources confirmed to Page Six on Friday local time (Saturday AEDT).

The Oscar-winning icon, 74, and the feted sculptor, 76, have been separated for more than six years.

In an exclusive statement to Page Six, a spokesperson for the beloved star told us, “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.”

The news may come as a shock as the actress was seen today at the Princesa de Asturias Awards 2023 rocking her wedding band. However, they were last seen together at the 2018 Oscars.

The couple shares four children: singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe, 43, and actresses Mamie Gummer, 40, Grace Gummer, 37, and Louisa Jacobson, 30, whom they raised at their Connecticut compound in the quiet, historic town of Salisbury.

They also have five grandchildren. Their son, Henry, has two children with his wife, Tamryn Storm Hawker. Mamie has two children with husband Mehar Sethi.

Meanwhile, Grace recently gave birth to her first child with her husband, record producer Mark Ronson. As for Louisa, she is best known for her starring role in the HBO show “The Gilded Age.”

Alongside their Connecticut farm, the pair shared a sprawling Tribeca loft in New York City until they sold it for $15.8 million in January 2020. Streep then bought a $4 million home in Pasadena, California, in July 2020.

Streep and Gummer were first introduced by her brother, Harry, in 1978.

At the time, the actress had been mourning the loss of her late boyfriend and “Deer Hunter” co-star John Cazale, who had passed away from lung cancer that year.

Streep and Gummer wed that same year and have since kept their relationship out of the public eye.

When asked for the secret to her long marriage, Streep — who was most recently seen in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” — told Vogue in 2002, “Goodwill and willingness to bend — and to shut up every once in a while.”

She added, “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, Streep made a rare comment about her husband after accepting the award for Best Actress, following her performance in “The Iron Lady.”

Beginning her speech, she said, “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.”

The pair have been a constant presence at the Oscars as Streep has been nominated for a record 21 Academy Award awards, winning three.

This article was originally published on Page Six and was reproduced here with permission.

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