Rosalyn and Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, 96, Gushes About Wife Rosalynn, 93, Ahead Of 75th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Forget Meagan and Prince Harry, forget Beyonce and Jay Z, heck, forget Victoria and David Beckham for all we care, the trending love story of the age highlights our former president and First Lady, Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter, who have just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. 

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Rosalyn and Jimmy Carter’s True Love Story

Seventy-five years is truly a remarkable achievement when most people are struggling to see a marriage through five years. Jimmy, who is now a whopping 96 years old, met the love of his life, Rosalyn, now aged 93, in Plains, Georgia. Jimmy reported that after coming home from his first date with Rosalyn, he just knew she was the one. The two got hitched in 1946,  one year after their first date. Jimmy was 21 years old whilst Rosalin was 18 – a spring chicken! Getting married at such a young age was not unheard of during that time, but it was a rarity. When you know, you just know, I guess. This is the stuff we all dream about!

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Jimmy later became America’s 39th president, yet he still claims the best decision he ever made was choosing Rosalyn to be his wife. Considering all of his achievements as head of state, as well as  This is probably the sweetest thing we have heard in a while. The two have their 75th wedding anniversary coming up very soon, making them one of the presidential couples that have been married for the longest time. If this couple does anything, it is to impress!

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“My biggest secret is to marry the right person if you want to have a long-lasting marriage.”

AP NEWS – Jimmy Carter

What makes a marriage work

A marriage does not have to be as declarative as the stories like Romeo and Juliette. I mean… look where that got them? The best marriage is where you are united with your best friend. A union that strives to listen and love unconditionally regardless of any disagreements. In preparation for their 75th wedding anniversary, they gave an interview with the Associated Press and offered some of the wisdom they have gained in all their years as a united couple, on equal footing, the following are two quotes from Jimmy himself.

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Every day there needs to be a reconciliation and communication between the two spouses. We don’t go to sleep with some remaining differences between us.” 

AP NEWS – Jimmy Carter

Communication is key with these two Going to bed with bad energy between you and your loved one is not something we should aspire to, no matter how hard you try to convince yourself that it’s better just to drop it. Rosalyn confidently shared her opinion that a happy marriage is between two people who want to have common interests – they want to find things that interest them both.

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“Jimmy and I are always looking for things to do together.”

AP NEWS – Rosalyn Carter

In honor of his, they found a love to share snippets from the Bible with each other each night, not to mention their undying passion for politics. However, Rosalyn does iterate that each person needs to be independent to a certain degree. This leads to yet another aspect of their marriage that makes it such a winner. 

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“Each (person) should have some space. That’s really important.”

AP NEWS – Rosalyn Carter

Jimmy Carter and his wife have found the key

These two have lived a life nothing short of unbelievable. The achievements they have made are something to aspire to. In all of their glory, however, they ended up settling down, back in their hometown where they were both born. They are now living a quaint life on a farm that, in comparison to their lavish life, is a clear signal that they are content with just themselves.

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Jade Small
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Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
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