Meryl Streep’s Daughter Louisa Gummer, 33, Comes Out as Lesbian


Louisa Jacobson Gummer, the 33-year-old daughter of Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, has come out as a lesbian. She posted photos with her partner, producer Anna Blundell, on Instagram, celebrating her relationship with the caption, “blessed to be entering the Joyful New Era bb” along with heart and rainbow flag emojis.

The announcement was made during Meryl Streep’s 75th birthday weekend on June 22. One follower commented, “Coming out at your mom’s birthday is so iconic!”

Louisa Gummer and Anna Blundell

Louisa, who has an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, is known for her role as Marian Brook in HBO’s The Gilded Age. Oscar-winner Ariana De Bose commented “live queen,” and many fans congratulated Louisa.

In 2022, Louisa was dating actor Jonathan Higginbotham, whom she met at Yale.

Louisa Jacobson Gummer, 33, discussed dating another actor in an interview with Vanity Fair, saying, “It’s great in a way. We share this strange career together and can complain about the same things. He knows so deeply what it is that I do. It’s always a tricky thing to navigate the different stages of one’s career. The imbalances that might exist during one time will flip and go the other way at another time. You just have to go with the flow and be really supportive of one another.”

Meryl Streep, 74, and her husband of 45 years, Don Gummer, 76, announced their split in October, revealing they have been separated for more than six years. A spokesperson told Page Six that while they will always care for each other, they have chosen to live apart. The couple, who married in 1978, have four children: Henry, 43, Mamie, 40, Grace, 37, and Louisa.

Streep was last seen with Gummer at the 2018 Oscars. They were introduced by Meryl’s brother in 1978 and married later that year in a garden ceremony at her parents’ house, six months after her late boyfriend, actor John Cazale, passed away from lung cancer.

One year after John Cazale’s death, Meryl Streep reflected on the loss, telling People, “The death is still very much with me. It has forced me to confront my own mortality, and once you do that, you look at things differently.”

After his death, Streep needed to move out of the apartment she shared with Cazale. Her brother and a friend, Don Gummer, helped her. Meryl and Don grew close, and he let her sublet his New York City apartment when he wasn’t there. Their friendship turned into a romantic relationship.

During their marriage, Streep and Gummer, who has an MFA from Yale University, had four children and now have five grandchildren. In 2002, Meryl told Vogue the secret to their long-lasting marriage was “goodwill and willingness to bend – and to shut up every once in a while.” She added, “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.”

Louisa uses her middle name, Jacobson, professionally because there is already an actress named Louisa Gummer.

Louisa Jacobson Gummer

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) requires that “no member use a professional name which is the same as, or resembles so closely as to tend to be confused with the name of any other member.”

Louisa Jacobson made her professional acting debut in 2017 as Mary Dalton in Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. She continued her stage career, starring as Juliet in The Old Globe’s production of Romeo and Juliet in 2019.

In 2022, Louisa made her television debut in the period drama series The Gilded Age, created and written by Julian Fellowes. Her performance, along with her castmates, earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2023, though the award went to HBO’s Succession.

Louisa is set to make her big screen debut in a supporting role in Celine Song’s A24 romantic comedy Materialists, which has been filming in New York City and features stars like Dakota Johnson, Pedro Pascal, and Chris Evans.

Meanwhile, Louisa’s partner, Anna Blundell, has produced several high fashion campaigns for brands like Tory Burch, Chloe, and most recently, Anne Hathaway for Versace.

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