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Meryl Streep and Louisa Jacobson | Source: Getty Images
Meryl Streep and Louisa Jacobson | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep's Daughter, 33, Comes Out as Queer on Mom's Birthday & Shares Photo with Girlfriend

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 25, 2024
08:29 A.M.

Actress Louisa Jacobson turned her famous mother's special day into a celebration of love by revealing her true sexuality through heartfelt photos. Her revelation lit up social media with joy and support.

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Louisa Jacobson, daughter of the iconic actress Meryl Streep, has publicly come out as queer. She celebrated the announcement with a heartfelt Instagram post featuring her partner, which delighted netizens and social media celebrities.

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The 33-year-old "The Gilded Age" star shared photos with her partner Anna Blundell, coinciding with her mother's birthday on June 22 and the ongoing Pride Month celebrations.

Louisa Jacobson hug her mother, Meryl Streep, at the opening night of "Medea" in New York City on September 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Louisa Jacobson hug her mother, Meryl Streep, at the opening night of "Medea" in New York City on September 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Jacobson expressed happiness about embracing her identity in her post, writing, "blessed to be entering the Joyful New Era bb ❤️‍🔥🏳️‍🌈." She referenced her caption to a recent New York Times story titled "We're Entering a Joyful New Era of Lesbian Fashion."

Louisa Jacobson shares a screenshot of a New York Times story titled "We're Entering a Joyful New Era of Lesbian Fashion" in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Louisa Jacobson shares a screenshot of a New York Times story titled "We're Entering a Joyful New Era of Lesbian Fashion" in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

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Social media erupted with support for Jacobson's announcement. Blogger Sky Maddas praised her timing, stating, "COMING OUT AT YOUR MOM'S BIRTHDAY IS SO ICONIC 🔥🏳️‍🌈👩🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👩🏼 [sic]."

Louisa Jacobson and Anna Blundell pose under red lighting in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Louisa Jacobson and Anna Blundell pose under red lighting in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Socialite Derek Blasberg joined in with a cheerful, "Happy pride." Fans chimed in with encouraging comments like "omg so happy for you!❤ [sic]" and "We'll support you in every era kiddo [sic]!"

Louisa Jacobson at the opening night of "Medea" in New York City on September 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Louisa Jacobson at the opening night of "Medea" in New York City on September 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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Earlier in June, Jacobson had hinted at her relationship by sharing a carousel of ten photos on Instagram, showcasing her affectionate bond with Blundell. One image captured the couple posing for an elevator mirror selfie, both in matching black outfits.

Louisa Jacobson and Anna Blundell's elevator mirror selfie, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Louisa Jacobson and Anna Blundell's elevator mirror selfie, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Another showed Blundell, wearing an "ITALIA" cap, kissing Jacobson's cheek, who looked casual and happy in orange-tinted sunglasses and a grey denim jacket.

Anna Blundell kisses Louisa Jacobson's cheek, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Anna Blundell kisses Louisa Jacobson's cheek, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

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Another photo showed the loving couple holding hands while walking down the street. They were both dressed in matching denim and black long-sleeve outfits.

Anna Blundell and Louisa Jacobson hold hands as they walk on the street, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Anna Blundell and Louisa Jacobson hold hands as they walk on the street, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Lastly, Blundell and Jacobson stood inside a living room, each holding a drink. They looked towards a table outside, where a little child sat alone. "Cute spring things 🌼", Jacobson captioned her post.

Despite coming out publicly, Jacobson has kept her romantic life mostly private. Although Jacobson has posted photos with Blundell, the latter has only shared about their relationship once on Instagram.

Anna Blundell and Louisa Jacobson stand in a living room, looking at a child sitting alone at a table outside, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

Anna Blundell and Louisa Jacobson stand in a living room, looking at a child sitting alone at a table outside, as shared on Instagram in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/louisa_jacobson

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On December 15, 2023, Blundell, who works as a producer, shared a similar photo captioned "Annual update," featuring herself looking away while Jacobson smiled at the camera under a red light.

Jacobson's new relationship mirrors her mother's romantic life. After separating from her longtime husband, Streep reportedly sparked romance rumors with one of her "Only Murders in the Building" co-stars last March, following their appearance at this year's Golden Globes.

Meryl Streep attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Before the dating rumors began, Streep was married to Don Gummer for 45 years. They tied the knot in September 1978 after knowing each other for less than a year. Streep and Gummer met through the actress's brother, Harry.

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer attend a White House event in Washington, D.C., on December 2, 1979.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer attend a White House event in Washington, D.C., on December 2, 1979.

Now, the Oscar-winning icon and her husband are separated. A spokesperson for Streep revealed in 2023 that the movie star and her husband have been separated for more than six years. Before this announcement, Streep and Gummer were last seen together at the 2018 Oscars.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on March 4, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on March 4, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

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In a statement, the spokesperson for Streep emphasized that while the actress and Gummer will always "care for each other, they have chosen lives apart."

Don Gummer walks ahead of Meryl Streep at the opening night of "Death of a Salesman" in New York City on March 15, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Don Gummer walks ahead of Meryl Streep at the opening night of "Death of a Salesman" in New York City on March 15, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

With Streep and Gummer's split, some people now speculate that Streep has moved on with her co-star in "Only Murders in the Building" Martin Short. Speculation about their romantic involvement began when they were sighted together at the 81st Annual Golden Globes.

Martin Short attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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During the event, Streep and Short were seated alongside Selena Gomez, their co-star in "Only Murders in the Building." The trio received nominations for their roles in the acclaimed series, contributing to Streep's record as the most-nominated actor in Golden Globes history.

Meryl Streep and Martin Short sit together at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Martin Short sit together at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

After seeing the chemistry between Streep and Short at the Golden Globes, people took to social media to comment on the rumors that the two were an item. A fan commented on their sadness, "Sitting with the knowledge that Meryl Streep and Martin Short might be in love but I have no proof [sic]."

Meryl Streep and Martin Short attend the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Martin Short attend the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Excited fans agreed that if Streep and Short were dating, they'd be iconic. "If Martin Short and Meryl Streep are dating that's the biggest power couple going," a fan pointed out. A user concurred, "Martin Short and Meryl Streep — be the power couple of 2024 we all need if you aren’t already."

Martin Short and Meryl Streep pose backstage at the hit play "It's Only a Play" on Broadway at The Jacobs Theater in New York City, on February 3, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short and Meryl Streep pose backstage at the hit play "It's Only a Play" on Broadway at The Jacobs Theater in New York City, on February 3, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Just like Streep, Short was also in a long-term marriage. He married his wife, Nancy Dolman in 1980, and the two were together until her demise in 2010.

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short during The 19th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Steve Martin at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on November 12, 2004. | Source: Getty Images

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short during The 19th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Steve Martin at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on November 12, 2004. | Source: Getty Images

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The actor's wife died of natural causes after a 911 call from Short's Los Angeles home. Short and Dolman were married for 30 years and had three children: Oliver Patrick, Henry, and Katherine Elizabeth Short.

Martin Short, Nancy Dolman, and kids Katherine, Henry and Oliver at the "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" Broadway Opening Night, on August 17, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short, Nancy Dolman, and kids Katherine, Henry and Oliver at the "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" Broadway Opening Night, on August 17, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

However, media outlets indicated Dolman had been combating ovarian cancer since 2007. In 2019, Short reflected on his marriage to Dolman and later losing her. "Our marriage was a triumph. So it's tough," he disclosed.

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short at the premiere of the film 'Far And Away', in 1992. | Source: Getty Images

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short at the premiere of the film 'Far And Away', in 1992. | Source: Getty Images

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The actor expressed that he still communicates with her regularly, seeking her input on decisions, especially concerning their three children. He firmly believed that when people pass away, they continue to influence those who loved them.

Martin Short accepts the Courage Award on behalf of late wife Nancy Dolman onstage at the 14th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIFs WCRF held in Beverly Hills, California, on February 10, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short accepts the Courage Award on behalf of late wife Nancy Dolman onstage at the 14th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIFs WCRF held in Beverly Hills, California, on February 10, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Short explained, "This idea that it just ends, and don't speak of them — that's wrong. That's based on denial that we're all going to die. So to me, she's still here." Simultaneously, the loss of his wife spurred him to embrace risk-taking.

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short at the Universal Pictures' "The Producers" World Premiere - Arrivals, on December 12, 2005. | Source: Getty Images

Nancy Dolman and Martin Short at the Universal Pictures' "The Producers" World Premiere - Arrivals, on December 12, 2005. | Source: Getty Images

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The Canadian-born actor said he doesn't believe in bucket lists. Instead, he views life as a practical experience, focusing on daily happiness. Short keeps a list of categories like health and career, periodically giving himself a report card to identify areas for improvement.

Martin Short and Nancy Dolman at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short and Nancy Dolman at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Short also reminisced about his childhood in second grade, recalling a question he was asked: "What is the most important thing in life?" His response was simple yet profound: "To be happy." For Short, part of that happiness comes from being helpful to the people he loves. "That's what takes you from day to day," he added.

Martin Short poses for portrait at The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on February 27, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short poses for portrait at The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on February 27, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

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Now, fans wonder if Streep is one of the people Short loves. The rumors of a blossoming romance between the two have spiked, especially after Streep and Short were spotted giggling together at the 2024 AFI Luncheon.

Meryl Streep and Martin Short with FIJI Water at The AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Martin Short with FIJI Water at The AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Furthermore, Streep and Short's character in "Only Murders in the Building" fell in love during the third season of the Hulu comedy. Fans have pointed out their great on-screen romance. "Only Murders in the Building" is a collaborative creation by Steve Martin and John Hoffman.

Meryl Streep as Loretta and Martin Short as Oliver in the season three of the "Only Murders In The Building" shared in July 2023. | Source: YouTube/hulu

Meryl Streep as Loretta and Martin Short as Oliver in the season three of the "Only Murders In The Building" shared in July 2023. | Source: YouTube/hulu

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Hoffman disclosed that Streep expressed gratitude to him for crafting the romantic storyline involving her and Short's characters in the series. He noted their incredible on-screen connection. In season three, episode five of "Only Murders in the Building," Streep and Short's characters share a date on a ferry overlooking New York City.

Reflecting on the filming experience, Hoffman remembered Streep's fondness for the ferry location, which she ranked among her top two favorite filming sites. "It was the most magical night of shooting and they were completely beyond wonderful together," Hoffman remarked about the scene and the on-screen chemistry between Streep and Short.

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Aside from their on-screen chemistry, Streep and Short have been having great times on the occasions they have been spotted together. On February 21, 2023, the pair stepped out for dinner with friends at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California.

Meryl Streep and Martin Short with FIJI Water at The AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Martin Short with FIJI Water at The AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

On this night out, Meryl Streep opted for black pants paired with a hot pink button-down and a red jacket. Meanwhile, Short donned a gray sweater accompanied by a black blazer.

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An insider shared on-the-scene details about the dinner. "They were really enjoying their meal and having a blast the whole time," the source said of Short and Streep, adding that there was "lots of laughing" and that the group "couldn't have been having a better time."

Meryl Streep shares a playful moment with Martin Short, covering his face with her hand, at the 2023 American Film Institute Awards in Los Angeles on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Meryl Streep shares a playful moment with Martin Short, covering his face with her hand, at the 2023 American Film Institute Awards in Los Angeles on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Even with their close bond on and off screen, Short has denied romance allegations between him and Streep. In an interview in January 2024, Short responded to the statement that he and Streep are a power couple, saying "We are not a couple, we are just very good friends."

From Jacobson's new relationship with Blundell to Streep's close friendship with Short, both mother and daughter are embracing new chapters filled with love and support.

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