Back in the 1980s, a rumour began, claiming that Hollywood superstars Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson were having an affair. The two began working on the 1987 movie Ironweed and, despite the fact that Jack was still with Veronica Cartwright, rumours soon spread of an affair. Now, a new biography titled Nicholson has been released, which touches on the relationship.
The book reads, "As soon as it ['Ironweed'] began, rumours exploded like wild mushrooms that something was going on between Jack and his co-star, I'll-never-work-with-him-again Meryl Streep. There had been talk that the two had grown unusually close, but both denied it. Jack was in a bit of a bind, as he was actively, if secretly, still seeing Cartwright."
It went on, "However, once filming began on 'Ironweed', everyone on set and those who heard about it, were talking not about the film's script, or direction, or scenic design, but about Jack and Meryl."
Jack Nicholson has had many high-profile relationships over the years but his womanising ways have seen them all fail. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep has been married to her husband Don Gummer for 35 years. Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep still remain friends to this day.