Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer, 45, are living separate lives, sources confirmed to Page Six Friday.
The Oscar-winning icon, 74, and the celebrated sculptor, 76, have been separated for more than six years.
In an exclusive statement, a spokesperson for the beloved star told Us, “Don Gummer and Meryl Streep have been separated for over 6 years, and although they will always care for each other, they have chosen to live separate lives.”
This news may be shocking as the actress was seen rocking her wedding band at the Princesa de Asturias Awards 2023 today. However, they were last seen together at the 2018 Oscars.
The couple have four children: singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe, 43, and actress Mamie Gummer, 40, Grace Gummer, 37, and Louisa Jacobson, 30, whom they raised at their Connecticut compound in the quiet, historic town of Salisbury .
He also has five grandchildren. His son, Henry, and his wife, Tamaryn Storm Hawker, have two children. Mami has two children from her husband Mehar Sethi.
Along with their Connecticut farm, the couple shared a spacious Tribeca loft in New York City until they sold it in January 2020 for $15.8 million. Streep then purchased 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 was mourning the death of her late boyfriend and ‘Deer Hunter’ co-star John Cazale, who died of lung cancer the same year.
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Streep and Gummer married the same year and have since kept their relationship out of the public eye.
When Streep was asked the secret of her long marriage — which was recently seen on Hulu “Only murders in the building– told Vogue in 2002, “Goodwill and a willingness to bend – and to be silent from time to time.”
She added, “There’s no roadmap for how to raise a family: It’s always a huge conversation. But I have an overall need to work and have big bonds of love in my life.”
In 2017, Streep made a rare comment about her husband after accepting a Best Actress award for her performance in “The Iron Lady.”
Beginning her speech she said, “First of all, I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play it with music.
“I want her to know that everything I value most in my life is because of the things you gave me.”
The pair have been a frequent presence at the Oscars as Streep has been nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, of which she has won three.