Meryl Streep’s daughter, Louisa Jacobson, announces she’s gay

Meryl Streep’s daughter, actor Louisa Jacobson, made headlines over the weekend by seemingly coming out as a lesbian and introducing her relationship on Instagram.

She captioned her post: “blessed to be entering the Joyful New Era bb,” accompanied by flaming heart and LGBTQ Pride flag emojis.

The first photo in the post featured Jacobson with Anna Blundell, a producer according to her verified Instagram bio. The second image was a screenshot of a New York Times article titled “We’re Entering a Joyful New Era of Lesbian Fashion.”

The remaining photos showcased Jacobson in various outfits epitomizing lesbian chic.

Fans quickly noticed that Jacobson’s Instagram post coincided with her mother’s 75th birthday, adding an extra layer of significance. Meryl Streep, Jacobson’s Oscar-winning mother, has always been a strong support in her life.

Reports from the New York Post’s Page Six and Out magazine mentioned that the post initially included several additional images. These reportedly featured a painting of the ancient Greek poet Sappho, known for her writings on love between women, and graffiti with the words “live. laugh. lesbian.”

Jacobson, 33, has followed in her mother’s esteemed footsteps, attending Vassar College and earning her master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University. She stars in HBO’s series The Gilded Age alongside Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski. The show has been renewed for a third season, securing Jacobson’s rising status in the entertainment industry.

Her public coming out aligns with a broader trend of celebrities embracing and celebrating their identities during Pride Month. Earlier this month, singer Maren Morris came out as bisexual, as reported by Today, and Baby Reindeer actor Jessica Gunning revealed she is a lesbian, according to People.

Jacobson’s celebration of her identity and her relationship highlights the evolving landscape of representation in the entertainment industry, where more stars feel empowered to share their true selves.

By publicly embracing her identity, Jacobson joins a growing list of celebrities using their platforms to promote visibility and acceptance. Her post not only celebrates her relationship but also resonates with fans who see her as a role model.