Yesterday, People magazine exclusively learned that longtime Hollywood couple, Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard, ended their relationship almost two years ago. A rep for Lange confirmed the news, but no additional comment was made regarding what caused the split in the first place, and Shepard's rep could not be reached for a statement. Additionally, a source further commented on the breakup, saying, "They both are pursuing independent lives," but other than that, no other details were revealed. The couple were together since 1982 and share two children: Hannah and Samuel.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Hollywood duo, Lange stars as Constance in FX's hit series, American Horror Story and was just nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards. She'll also be seen starring in The Vow, next to Rachel McAdams, in February. Shepard has also made his fair share of appearances in films, including Black Hawk Down and the popular romantic comedy, The Notebook, where he played Frank Calhoun, Noah's father.
While breakup news is always sad to hear, I must admit I'm rather impressed they were able to keep it a secret for so long without anyone growing suspicious. I guess you really can keep things from the press after all!