Celebrity divorces, breakups of 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

7 of 105: Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have separated after dating since 1982, though the news was announced on December 19, 2011, the couple apparently split up two years ago and have been quietly 'pursuing independent lives' since.

Lange and Shepard shared a home in upstate New York and have two kids together, Hanna Jane, 26, and Samuel Walker, 24. They each have a child from previous relationships, as well. Lange currently stars in the FX series, 'American Horror Story.' Shepard, who is an actor-playwright, has recently filmed several films opposite stars like Brad Pitt and Reese Witherspoon.

(Pictured: Sam Shepard shares a moment with Jessica Lange at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to Jessica Lange, Monday, April 17, 2006, in New York.) (AP Photo / Diane Bondareff)