Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange Split
Nearly enduring Hollywood couple officially call it quits
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 20, 2011 12:30 AM CST
Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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(Newser) – Hollywood's longtime golden couple is officially calling it quits. Playwright-actor Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange have revealed they split two years ago after nearly three decades together and two children. "They both are pursuing independent lives," a source tells People. Lange, 62, is currently starring in the hit series American Horror Story. She was just nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild award for her role. She fell in love with Shepard, now 68, when they worked on the film Frances. They starred together again shortly after in Country, about the economic plight of a farm family.