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It would be an understatement to say Meryl Streep is well known in the entertainment industry. However, not many people realize that the world-famous actress has been married for more than 41 years. So, if you’re not quite clued in on her relationship with her husband, Don Gummer, keep reading for everything you need to know.

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Who is Don Gummer?

Gummer was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s a famous sculptor, who is primarily recognized for his table-top and wall-mounted works. (He’s known for using a variety of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum and stained glass.)

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When did they become romantically involved?

In March 1978, Meryl’s boyfriend, John Cazale, passed away due to lung cancer, so she turned to one of her brother’s friends, Don, for support. Their friendship quickly turned to romance, and the rest is history.

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When did they get married?

Six months after Cazale’s tragic passing, Streep and Gummer tied the knot in an intimate wedding. The ceremony took place in the garden of the actress’s parents’ home.

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Do they have any children?

The couple share three daughters together: Mamie (35), Grace (33) and Louisa (27). You may recognize Mamie from one of her many acting credits, including True Detective, Emily Owens, M.D. and The Good Wife.

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What about grandchildren?

In February 2019, Mamie gave birth to Streep’s first grandchild, a baby boy.

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