Originally published on E! On-line
It’s complicated for Meryl Streep and Don Gummer.
“Don Gummer and Meryl Streep have been separated for more than six years,” the rep shared, “and while they will always care for each other, they have chosen to live separate lives.”
The Oscar winner and sculptor tied the knot in 1978 and welcomed four children: Henry, 43, Mamie, 40, Grace, 37 and Louisa, 32.
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The couple’s last public appearance together was at the 2018 Oscars.
Their love story goes back decades, and Gummer even attended Streep’s first Oscar show with her as a newlywed in 1979. While she couldn’t thank him in 1983 when she won the statue for Sophie’s Choice, the Mamma Mia! Star made amends when she took home her third trophy in 2012.
“First I’ll thank Don.” she said“Because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, you’re playing him off to the music, and I want him to know that you’ve given me everything that I hold most dear in our lives.”
The couple, who both attended Yale University, also saw their daughters enter the world of Hollywood. Grace appeared in The Newsroom, American Horror Story and Frances Ha; Mamie in The Good Fight, The Good Wife and The Lifeguard; and Louisa in the Gilded Age.
Her son devoted himself to music under the stage name Henry Wolfe.
“The fact that my mother is who she is can overshadow,” Henry previously told The Daily News People. “Sometimes I worry that my story isn’t good enough. Sure, my mother is part of the story and I don’t get mad when someone asks me about her, but I wish I had something that could eclipse that in terms of captivating storylines.”
He added: “With that comes certain assumptions that tend not to be fair, for example that recognition will somehow help me. But it also hurts because people start thinking that I don’t work hard and then they do that. “Don’t take me seriously.
Streep, 74, holds the record for the most Oscar nominations of any actor with 21, including for her roles in “The Post,” “Into the Woods,” “The Iron Lady,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Beyond Africa” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.