Meryl Streep and Don Gummer celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on September 30th
On Saturday, PEOPLE confirmed that the three-time Oscar winner, 74, and Gummer, 76, are quietly dating ended the romantic nature of their relationship six years ago.
“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 to live separate lives,” a rep for Streep said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Page six was the first to announce the news.
Although the couple has not been seen together publicly since 2018 OscarsThe Just murders in the building The actress was spotted wearing her wedding ring just on Friday at the 2023 Princesa de Asturias Awards in Spain.
On September 30th, she and Gummer celebrated theirs 45th wedding anniversary.
When Streep met Gummer, the two had an instant connection. They married just six months later at her parents’ house.
Over the years, neither Streep nor Gummer have said much about their love lives, but they have occasionally been photographed side by side.
Although Streep began to make a name for himself on the big screen, Gummer found success in the world of art.
As a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he later received an MFA from Yale University and his work has been featured in exhibitions around the world since the early 1970s.
During a 2002 Fashion In the interview, Streep gave a rare insight into her relationship with Gummer.
Accordingly The devil Wears Prada Stern said the secret to her longevity was “goodwill and a willingness to bend — and occasionally keep her mouth shut.”
“There is no plan on how to start a family: it is always a huge amount of negotiation,” she continued.
“But I have a holistic need to work and have great romantic relationships in my life. I can’t imagine replacing one with the other.”
Don’t miss a story – sign up PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
Streep and Gummer share four children together: son Henry and daughters Mamie, Grace and Louisa.
In 1998, Streep told The Washington Post that the role of motherhood has been the biggest challenge for her so far!
“Mothering. In any case. Acting is praise, money, fulfillment. Mothering – they don’t even say ‘thank you.'” They don’t even clear the table unless you say “sorry.” In real life, there’s no comparison to acting. I can’t really call it acting work because it’s secretly so much fun. Even the difficult things; it’s satisfying to do the difficult things well.”
She added: “Acting is not like real life. Life is about not being sure: Is this the right school for this child? All these insecurities.”
Although Streep’s personal life rarely plays out on camera, Gummer was the first person she thanked when she won the Oscar for her role in Best Actress The iron woman in 2012.
“First I want to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, you play him off with the music, and I want him to know that you have given me everything that is most important to me in our lives “is close to your heart,” she said.
Find more People news here Sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article People.