AMERICAN actress Shelley Duvall has given a rare interview about leaving her Hollywood career behind and her iconic role in The Shining.
The 71-year-old, who won various accolades during her acting career, confirmed she has been in a relationship with musician Dan Gilroy for the last three decades.
Who is Shelley Duvall's partner Dan Gilroy?
Dan, 76, was a member of the early Madonna band The Breakfast Club.
In the early 1980s, the band included Madonna, Angie Smit on bass, and Dan and his brother, Ed, both on guitar.
Dan sang lead vocals as well and he briefly dated Madonna.
The band's biggest hit single was "Right on Track" – which peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The group was nominated in the category of Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1988 – a year before Dan and Shelley met.
Madonna ultimately left to start a new band – Emmy and the Emmys – and the band broke up in 1990.
Breakfast Club released a new record in 2016, which features songs from the band's unreleased second album.
Gilroy declined to be interviewed for the story about Shelley which was published by The Hollywood Reporter on February 11.
How long have the couple been dating?
Duvall and Gilroy have been dating since 1989.
Shelley told The Hollywood Reporter that the pair fell in love while co-starring in the Disney Channel movie Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme.
Dan starred as Gordon Goose in the movie and Shelley played Little Bo Peep.
The couple live together in Texas Hill Country.
Who else has Shelley Duvall dated?
Shelley married artist Bernard Sampson in 1970.
The couple's relationship deteriorated as Shelley's acting career took off and they divorced in 1974.
Shelley met singer Paul Simon two years later in 1976.
The couple started dating and lived together for two years.
The relationship ended when Shelley introduced Paul to her friend Carrie Fisher – known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films – and Paul and Carrie started dating.
In her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shelley confirmed she has been romantically involved with Dan since 1989.
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