Hollywood couple Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have separated after three decades of relationship. A representative for Lange confirmed the separation Monday, Dec.19.

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According to PEOPLE, they’ve learned that Lange and Shepard ended their relationship two years ago but never admitted in public. “They both are pursuing independent lives,” says a source.

Lange made her professional film debut in 1976 with King Kong, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. In 2011, she joined the cast of the FX horror series American Horror Story. She will appear next in The Vow, co-starring Rachel McAdams, in February.

The 68-year-old Shepard and 62-year-old Lange had been together since 1982. They have two grown children, daughter Hannah, 26, and son Samuel, 24.