Facts of Don Gummer
|Full Name||Don Gummer|
|Birth City||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||William Adolph Gummer|
|Mother Name||Dorothy Gummer|
|No Of Children||4|
|Education||Yale School of Art, Herron School of Art and Design, Ben Davis High School|
|Date of Birth||December 12,1946|
|Married Date||September 30,1978|
Don Gummer is the beloved husband of three times Oscar-winning American actress Meryl Streep.
Besides being famous as a husband to Streep, Gummer is an award-winning sculptor.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to his parents, Dorothy Ann(nee Jacobson) and William Adolph Gummer, Gummer grew up alongside his five brothers in Indiana.
He completed both of his degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts, from Yale School of Art.
From soul healer to soul mate
Gummer came into the life of Streep when she was emotionally drained, losing her then-boyfriend John Cazale, who died of lung cancer in 1978.
Streep and Cazale were in a committed relationship and were sharing an apartment in Tribeca, from which she was later kicked out following the death of Cazale.
Gummer, who was friends with Streep’s brother Harry went to help her and later became her soul healer.
When Gummer was out of the country for traveling, they kept in touch via letters.
Initially, Streep was not ready to start a new relationship but ended up staying with Gummer after he returned from traveling.
Six months later, on 30th of September, 1978, they were at the garden of Streep’s parents’ home exchanging their wedding vows.
The couple has been married for over four decades and still going strong. They are the perfect example of ideal soulmates.
Father of four grown-up, independent children
Gummer is the father of four grown-ups, independent kids he shares with his wife of over four decades.
According to Streep, Gummer was a very involved father and more relaxed when it came to raising their kids, while Streep was more of a tiger mom.
She also stated not being guilty about taking off for several months for her work purpose because her husband did not let her feel so.
There was teamwork in parenting their four children and helping them grow into independent young people.
All of their kids are in the entertainment world. Their only son Henry Wolfe who is a first-born in the family, is a musician.
He was born in 1979. Among their three daughters, their second-born and third-born daughters Mamie who was born in 1983, and Grace in 1986, are actresses, while their youngest daughter Louisa born in 1991, is a model.
The beautiful family of six resided in Connecticut until their four kids moved away. The couple returned to New York after all of their four kids moved away.
His wife feels lucky to have him as a husband
Gummer has been by the side of his beloved wife Streep from the day they vowed to be each other’s side.
Streep, in an interview, admitted to being lucky having found a great husband many years ago.
She also said of finding the right man who never felt overshadowed by his famous partner as he was confident enough in his own identity.
Streep once confessed to letting her husband read her script and only doing it if he liked.
While accepting one of her Academy Awards in 2012, she expressed her gratitude in the form of a speech.
She first thanked her husband, saying that thanking at the end of the speech would play him out of the music.
She also wanted him to know that everything she values the most in their lives he has given to her.
What did his daughters say of him?
In an interview, his daughter Grace said he is a great, wonderful, supportive dad and an amazing artist. She also admitted to love going to museums and sharing everything with him.
Similarly, his daughter Mamie during an interview with Peter Travers in Popcorn with Peter Travers, confessed that the greatest thing about her dad was his honesty.
As per her, he never can lie even though they sometimes wished him to pretend.
Gummer has been known for his artistic work for decades. His work on table-top and wall-mounted sculpture, free-standing works are commendable. From his successive work, he has amassed the net worth of:
- He was born on the 12th of December, 1946. He is 75 years old.
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