Meryl Streep’s Family Is Worth More to Her Than Her Academy Awards! Get to Know the Actress’ Brood

You may know Meryl Streep from her most memorable film roles such as the ones in Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Devil Wears Prada and more, but you might not be familiar with the Oscar winner’s family. Not only is Meryl the mom of four kids, but she is also a loving wife to her husband of 41 years, Don Gummer.

The pair tied the knot in September 1978 and later welcomed their three daughters, Mamie, Grace and Louisa Gummer, and their only son, Henry Gummer. But in March 2019, Meryl’s family got a little bigger when Mamie welcomed her first child with her partner, producer Mehar Sethi.

In August 2019, Grace separated from musician Tay Strathairn after 42 days of marriage and their divorce wasn’t finalized until August 2020. The judge granted Grace the keys to their NYC apartment, her trust and more. As for Tay, he got to keep his 1986 Toyota truck, 2015 Jeep, various bank accounts and several more belongings.

It was a bittersweet love story for Grace and Tay, who fell in love in the summer of 2017. Meryl tried to console her daughter, even though she “[loved] Tay and his parents,” a source told Closer Weekly. “She’s sad about this, but she is completely, as she is with all of her kids, in Grace’s corner.”

The Iron Lady star told her daughter that marriage is “a balancing act, especially when you have a job that you consider rewarding,” the source said, and she told Mamie something similar when the blonde beauty divorced her first husband, Benjamin Walker, in 2013 after two years of marriage.

“She is a safe haven for them — she trusts them to make their own choices and be smart,” the insider said about how the actress treats her kids. “But for Meryl, family has always come first.”

Although Meryl is quarantining with her kids during the coronavirus pandemic, she has been keeping up with them by using “Zoom” and FaceTime calls. “They’re connected,” the source said, and that’s the best thing to be during these tough times.

Scroll down to learn all about the Streep family, including the fact that they all have more than 20 Oscar nominations combined!