Meryl Streep's daughter Grace Gummer ends secret marriage to Tay Strathairn, files for divorce
The two were first spotted together in 2017 after which multiple reports suggested that the two are together
Three years ago, Grace Gummer and keyboardist Tay Strathairn sparked romance rumors after they were spotted canoodling at the premiere of HBO documentary 'Spielberg' Multiple reports that emerged later suggested the two are dating but this was never really confirmed by either of them.
However, it turns out the reports were indeed true but the confirmation came along with another big revelation that the two were not only dating, but were also married in secret. This was confirmed after Grace filed for 'dissolution of marriage' on Monday, from her 39-year-old husband in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to The Blast.
Gummer is one of the four children — others being Henry, 40; Mamie, 36; and Louisa, 28 — of Meryl Streep and her husband and sculptor Don Gummer. Meryl and Don have been together since 1978. Don was friends with Meryl's brother and the two of them got together after Meryl's then-boyfriend, John Cazale, died of lung cancer in March 1978. The two entered wedlock within the next six months.
Tay, the keyboard virtuoso, is one of the two sons (other being Ebberly, 33) of the 71-year-old Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn and his wife, Logan Goodman.
Grace and Tay originally met aged 7 and 13 respectively, in 1993 on the set of their parents Meryl Streep and David Strathairn's film 'The River Wild'. Strathairn is also extremely close with Grace's big brother Henry, who enlisted him to play in his band for 2019 gigs at Echo Park Rising and The Love Song Bar. Gummer and Tay had no children, and it's yet to be known as to why have they decided to legally separate.
Earlier this month, it was announced Gummer is joining the cast of 'Dr Death' and will play a registered nurse who sparks up a relationship with the show's main character, who is played by Jamie Dornan, in a show based on the hit podcast. Tay was a part of the folk-rock band, Dawes, since 2009 which he left in 2015 due to musical differences. He was also a part of the rock band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.