The sweet and inspiring story behind Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer's beautiful relationship

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer's relationship has proved that true love and partnership is possible by being together for over 40 years.

                            The sweet and inspiring story behind Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer's beautiful relationship

Meryl Streep is one of the most well known and well-respected members of the industry and she is certainly no stranger to success.

The phenomenal actress has got 21 Academy Award nominations tucked away under her belt out of which she has won three. 

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Along with all her successful films and roles, she has a great backbone of support in the form of her husband, Don Gummer.

In the year 1978, Meryl Streep tragically lost her boyfriend, John Cazale, to lung cancer and was absolutely devastated by his death.

According to Michael Schulman's Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, director Joe Papp said," She took care of him like there was nobody else on earth." 

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She turned to her partner's friend, Don Gummer for support. During the filming of Kramer Vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep was 29-years-old and decided to stay in Gummer's apartment.

The movie became the first film to win Streep an Oscar. Within six months of Cazale's death, Meryl and Don were married in the garden of Streep's parent's home in September 1978, reported People

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Many people were wary of how quickly Streep married Gummer, including Streep's mother, but the couple held their ground and has remained together as strong as ever.

Gummer has been her pillar of support for the last 40 years and vice versa. The couple also has four children together; musician Henry Wolfe, 36, actresses Mamie, 32, Grace, 29, and model Louisa, 24.

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Take a look at some of the couple's most memorable moments: 

1. Backstage at the Oscars in 1983

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Sitting in a beautiful and shining bright dress, after winning best actress for her role in the film, Sophie's Choice in the year 1983, Meryl Streep was all smiles backstage at the Oscars with Gummer by her side. The bond between the pair can easily be seen in the above picture. 

2. Red Carpet in 1999

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In March 1999, Streep, and Gummer showed up on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Gummer has been there for many of his wife's red carpet events. 

3. Looking sharp at the AFI Lifetime Awards

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The couple looked extremely sharp as they attended the 2004 AFI Lifetime Achievements Awards which took place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Both Streep and Gummer co-ordinated their sharp outfits and also wore a pair of some slick shades which really complimented the look.

4. The Devil Wears Prada

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Gummer and Streep attended the 79th Annual Academy Awards with their daughter Grace and the family walked the red carpet together. During the award ceremony, Meryl was nominated for best actress for her memorable and outstanding role in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada

5. Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner

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Meryl Streep looked flawless in an elegant and beautiful cream colored dress as she stood by her husband when they were attending the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors in the year 2012. The pair traveled to Washington DC to attend the event. 

6. Oscars 2014

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The inspiring couple shared a beautiful moment which was captured on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars. It was during the 2014 Oscars that she was nominated for best actress for her performance in the film, August: Osage County and her husband was right by her side to celebrate that. 

7. Weinstein Company Party

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The couple remained close and united as always as they attended the Weinstein Company Academy Award party in Beverly Hills in the year 2014. The couple has been known to have coordinated their outfits on several occasions and they looked quite a sight together! 

8. 87th Annual Academy Awards 

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Streep and Gummer co-ordinated their outfits at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in the year 2015. 

From the year 1983 until present day 2018, the couple has proved that they are with each other for the long run and have been a source of continuous support and love for each other. 


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