Meryl Streep and Don Gummer celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary today so we reflect on their life together with a few you things you might not know about the couple. 

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer (Credit: Famous)

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer (Credit: Famous)

1. Streep married sculptor Gummer on 30th September 1978. 

2. They now have four children together; Henry Wolfe, Mamie, Grace and Louise Jacobson.

3. Mamie and Grace are both now actresses.

4. Mamie played Meryl's younger self in the film Evening.

5. Henry is a musician.

6. The couple are active philanthropists who regularly donate to arts organisations and educational institutions such as Vassar College, Opus School in Harlem and the Silver Mountain Arts Foundation. 

7. When asked about her spouse and her marriage, Meryl has always spoken warmly of her home life; 'I don't know what I'd do without my husband. I'd be dead, emotionally at least, if I hadn't met him. He's the greatest.'

'If you've been married for a long time you love without looking.'

'My greatest culinary triumph was when I was falling in love with my husband. We were on the coast of Maine in a cabin and I made an apple pie...just whipped it up, without a recipe or anything..just the perfect pastry. I've never been able to do it again - and he asks for it often!' 

'There's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an enormous negotiation. But I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can't imagine eschewing one for the other.'


8. Gummer is equally as affectionate about his wife; 'You've never considered yourself a star, you get mad and correct the press if they call you that, but you are, and not only in your work, you are the star that lightens my existence.' (IMDB)

Happy Anniversary Meryl and Don!

Source: Wikipedia and IMDB.

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