Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Longest Married Presidential Couple
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, former First Lady and advocate for numerous causes, are celebrating yet another milestone in their 73 years together. They are now the longest-married presidential couple.
The Carter Center wrote on Facebook that the couple has been together for 26,765 days.
The previous record was held by George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
What's their secret to a happy and lasting marriage? During an interview on Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday in 2016, former President Carter says he supports his wife's dreams and ambitions while letting her have her own space. And they never go to bed angry.
"Rosalynn has her own ideas, her own ambitions, her own goals in life, which, in some ways, are different from mine. I let her do her thing; she lets me do my thing," Carter said. "And we try to resolve our inevitable and fairly frequent differences before we go to bed at night.”
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