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JESSICA & SAM

It was an affair to remember for two-time Oscar winner (and recent Golden Globe nominee) Jessica Lange and her longtime partner, actor-playwright Sam Shepard, who met while co-starring in the 1982 biopic Frances. While their relationship began with an unwelcome spotlight (Shepard left his wife to be with Lange), the couple maintained a life largely out of public view. But after 27 years together, it was revealed the couple ended their relationship almost two years ago. The pair, who have two children together, Hannah and Samuel, "are pursuing independent lives," a source tells PEOPLE.