Meryl Streep married her second great love and lost her first in the space of six months.
In 1978, the Hollywood legend fell head over heels in love with the renowned sculptor Don Gummer, saying, "I found a great husband many years ago - I'm lucky in that way."
However, their love tale has come to an end after four decades and four children. Streep's agent confirmed the couple secretly split up years ago in a statement to 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," added the statement.
The friendship between Streep and Gummer started under trying circumstances.
Streep had been beside the actor John Cazale's bedside as he gave his dying breaths weeks before they first met in the early months of 1978.
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