Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard Part Ways After 30 Years, 2 Kids
After more than a quarter-century of being together, Hollywood couple Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have called it quits.
“They both are pursuing independent lives,” an unnamed source close to the former couple told People.com.
According to People, the real shocker is that Lange and Shepard – who met (and began their longtime romance) on the film set of Frances in 1982 – ended things two years ago but had never publicly confirmed the end of their relationship until now.
Lange, 62, and Shepard, 68, have two grown children together – daughter Hannah, 26, and son Samuel, 24.
Prior to the duo’s nearly 30-year relationship, Jessica previously was married to ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sam previously was married to actress O-Lan Jones.
Lange, who has won countless awards including an Oscar for her role in Blue Sky with Tommy Lee Jones, co-stars in FX’s new hit series American Horror Story. The blonde is also set to appear alongside Rachel McAdams in upcoming film The Vow when it hits US movie theaters in February.
Shepard, a renowned playwright and author who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child, most recently starred as Butch Cassidy in the film Blackthorn, which hit theaters on Oct. 7th.
Check out Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard in the original trailer for Frances below: