don gummer

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“I would be totally crazy without my husband! The uncertainties in the life of an actress- the ups and downs, the trips, the scratches on the ego, the constant threat of selling yourself-is completely overwhelming! I would have never made through all this without him. He is the greatest.” “It sure isn’t easy being married to an actress. But if you give each other space you also get closeness. And time is still the best thing we can give each other nowadays. Even I need to take a deep breath sometimes, pause. Like a farmer, who doesn’t plant his field for a year. And in these breaks I want my husband to be around me all of the time - In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evenings and during the night.” “The man that I love is so completely a part of my body… he is related, he’s home, he’s me, he is everything.”

CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW MERYL STREEP OWNS THE OSCARS EVERY YEAR...

Like, starting by how stunning she looked as the HBIC that she is (and at 65 btw)

(And those legs alkjskfhjkslad)

Then showing up with her husband, married since 1978 and still rocking the Oscars together

Then, what’s the first Meryl reference of the night? : “Magic Meryl effin’ Streep” (so yeah, a pretty good description for Meryl at the Oscars) and the fact that she still gets adorably embarrassed when they joke about all her nominations

She blew us a kiss and blessed us while doing so

Her epic reaction to feminism

Giving THE BEST introduction ever, so beautifully delivered it almost won an Oscar

Fangirling over Julie Andrews like us

And as if that wasn’t enough, she ruled the selfies of the night once more

being an adorable dork in the meantime 

So thank you Meryl Streep for always making the Oscars an event worth watching, this is why

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“I think we have a good marriage. Like any marriage sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s difficult-I think a part of the secret is knowing when to pick your battles! But it does seem to be working well and the children are happy and independent and living their own lives.”

-Meryl Streep on her 36 years of marriage to sculptor Don Gummer 

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“Goodwill and willingness to bend —- and to shut up every once in a while. 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.”   Meryl about the secret to a long-lived marriage