Meryl Streep is no stranger to success, racking up 21 Academy Award nominations over the course of her career, three of which she's won. But perhaps even more impressive than Meryl Streep's best movies, and the many awards she has won because of them, is her relationship with her husband, sculptor Don Gummer. Devastated by her partner's passing, Streep turned to a friend of her brother's, Gummer, for support. The then year-old Streep stayed in Gummer's apartment during the filming of Kramer vs. Kramer , which would later become the first film to win her an Oscar. Six months after Cazale's passing, Streep and Gummer were married in the garden of her parent's home in September , according to People.
Meryl Streep's Husband Don Gummer Has Stood by Her Side for More Than Four Decades
Meryl Streep at The love that changed her life — Yours
Losing her first love to cancer, Meryl Streep used all her willpower to get back to work. But little did she know that she was going to be getting a second chance at finding someone who loves her. But while we may know her as the incredible award-winning actress, many might not know the tragic love story that brought her the best second chance at love. And it all started when she fell in love with John Cazale, an American actor best known for his roles in films like The Godfather and The Conversation.
How Did Meryl Streep & Her Husband, Don Gummer, Meet? It Happened After A Tragic Circumstance
Meryl Streep knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and her husband, Don Gummer, have been married for over 40 years, and he's been by her side at a number of industry events and award shows since they got together in the late '70s. The pair first met through Meryl's brother, who came to NYC with his friend Don to help Meryl move out of her apartment following the death of her partner, actor John Cazale. At the time, Meryl's acting career was just kicking off, and after she moved out of the loft she'd shared with John, Don invited her to stay in his vacant apartment while he traveled abroad.
But even if you love all her movies , how much do you know about her real, private life? The truth is, she has it pretty great when it comes to her personal life. Back in the 70s, Meryl was dating her co-star actor John Cazale.