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All The Celebrity Men Jessica Lange Has Dated

Updated November 15, 2019 2.1k views4 items

After her debut in the movie King Kong in 1976, Jessica Lange launched a long and successful career. Even today, she continues to star in hit TV shows such as American Horror Story and FEUD. So, fans may be wondering, who has Jessica Lange dated?

The Jessica Lange dating history includes about four confirmed boyfriends. Some of the Jessica Lange relationships were considered scandalous at the time, since she was married. Jessica Lange married her first known boyfriend Paco Grande in 1967. However, towards the end of their marriage, Bob Fosse became one of the Jessica Lange boyfriends. Mikhail Baryshnikov was another of the men Jessica Lange dated. 

Sam Shepard was also one of the famous people Jessica Lange dated. They were together for 27 years, ending in 2009. They never married, but did have two children together. So how about now - is Jessica Lange single? It appears so. Read on for more details about Jessica Lange exes, and the star’s full dating history.

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    Jessica Lange had a very fruitful relationship with fellow actor Sam Shepard. They met on the set of the 1982 film Frances. By 1987, they had two children. Their relationship lasted 26 years before ending in 2009.

    Lange and Shepard never got married. It's been reported that Lange was already in a relationship with Mikhail Baryshnikov when she met Sam Shepard.

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      From 1976 to 1982, Jessica Lange dated ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. They ended up having Lange's first child Aleksandre. Throughout her relationship with Baryshnikov, Lange was also dating Bob Fosse on and off. For this reason, many considered her relationship with Baryshnikov to be scandalous.

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        Jessica Lange starred in the 1979 film All That Jazz, which was directed by Bob Fosse. The role Lange played was designed specifically for her. Fosse first saw Lange in her debut film King Kong in 1976, and decided to call her out of admiration. They soon began dating and were on and off throughout the '70s. 

        Their relationship seemingly fizzled because of Mikhail Baryshnikov, but they remained friends until Fosse's death in 1987.

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        • Paco Grande

          Jessica Lange and Paco Grande met each other in 1967, and fell in love. Three years later, they got married. Their marriage lasted for 10 years.

          As Lange rose in fame, tension rose within their relationship. Even while they were still legally married, Lange began dating other men. By the end of their relationship, Lange was forced to pay alimony to Grande. Many attribute Paco Grande's later success to Lange's alimony payment.