After 45 years of marriage and four children, Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer have reached the end of the road. The pair, who have been married since 1978, separated more than six years ago, a spokesperson for the actor confirmed. The duo share four children and five grandchildren.
Streep continues to wear her wedding band, even after the parting, as first reported by Page Six. It was spotted on her finger Friday, for example, when Streep appeared at the Princesa de Asturias Awards in northwest Spain. Vanity Fair reached out to Streep for comment, but has not received a response as of publication time.
Via statement, a representative for the Oscar winner told People, “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 lives apart.” As of Sept. 30, the couple had been married for 45 years.
After decades based on the East Coast, the 74-year-old actor bought a mid-century Pasadena home in 2017. In early 2020, Streep and the 76-year-old Gummer sold their 3,950-square-foot Tribeca penthouse for $15.8 million after 14 years as owners, steeply discounting the price after struggling to sell it for over a year.
Streep and Gummer are parents to four children: 30-year-old Louisa Jacobson, 37-year-old actor Grace Gummer, 40-year-old Mamie Gummer (also an actor), and 43-year-old singer/songwriter Henry Wolfe. They also share five grandchildren.
“It sure isn’t easy being married to an actress,” Streep said in an oft-quoted statement some years ago. “But if you give each other space, you also get closeness. And time is still the best thing we can give each other nowadays.”