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Meryl Streep Wins in Award Shows and in Love

Feb 26 2014 - 5:00am

Meryl Streep [1] knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and sculptor Don Gummer have been married since 1978, and he'll likely be her red carpet date to this Sunday's Academy Awards. Meryl may have been mentioned more than God [2] in Oscars acceptance speeches over the last decade, but at the 2012 Academy Awards, it was her husband who received a sweet shoutout. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me."

The pair first met after her partner, John Cazale — of The Godfather and Deer Hunter — died of bone cancer. She was invited to move into the vacant apartment of her brother's friend, Don, who was traveling abroad, and when Don returned, she ended up staying, and they were married within six months. The couple now has four kids together, including one son and Meryl's three look-alike daughters [3].

This Sunday, Meryl is up for another best actress win for her role in August: Osage County, making her the most-nominated star in Academy history with 18 to her name. It's a very talented group of women nominated for best actress [4] this year, but if Meryl gets the nod, she'll have four wins under her belt to tie the current record holder, Katharine Hepburn. Ahead of this weekend's Oscars festivities, take a look back at her winning relationship with Don.

Two years after tying the knot, Meryl and Don made a glamorous appearance in London.

The pair was all smiles backstage at the Oscars in 1983 after Meryl won best actress for her role in Sophie's Choice.

She was all smiles alongside her husband at the 1989 Oscars.

In 2002, Don and Meryl stepped out for the NYC premiere of The Hours.

The couple sported coordinating shades for the 2004 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award event dedicated to Meryl.

She and Don were in step while walking the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival in 2009.

Don kept his arm around her at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011, where Meryl was honored by President Obama.

They shared a look of love at the NYC premiere of The Iron Lady in 2011.

Meryl posed with Don and her Golden Globe at The Weinstein Company's afterparty in 2012.

In 2012, she gave Don a big kiss when she won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in The Iron Lady.

The couple made a more casual NYC appearance at the 2012 Made in NY Awards.

They traveled to Washington DC again in 2012 for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner.

When Meryl sat with 50 Cent at a Knicks game [5] in 2014, her actual date was Don, who cheered with her courtside.


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