Monday, June 4, 2018

Famous Romantic Couples Part 2 by Grace Augustine #OurAuthorGang

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Whether it be in film or in real life, Americans have a penchant for following romance...good or bad. In part 2 of my blog series, we'll explore three more famous couples who may not be well known to many, but have the longest marriages in Hollywood.

In part 3 of my series, we'll explore famous couples from the 1980's.

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Regis and Joy Philbin have been married since March 1, 1970.  They met in the late 60's when Joy worked as Joey Bishop's executive assistant.That's 48 years. He is best known for hosting a morning show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (Gifford). Philbin, now 86 years old, spends most of his time with family, playing tennis, speaking on behalf of the American Heart Association and still does spotlight appearances on daily talk shows. They have 2 adult children.

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Little Opie Taylor from the Andy Griffith Show is all grown up.  He and the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Cheryl Alley, tied the knot on June 7, 1975. They have 4 adult children. Ron is known best today for his directing skills on films such as Backdraft and Cinderella Man. He's won countless Emmy's for his work in television--From the Earth to the Moon, an HBO production and Arrested Development on FOX. 

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Meryl Streep, best known for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer married Don Gummer on September 30, 1978.  She has been nominated 21 times for an Academy Award and won 3. She and her husband have 4 adult children. They have one of the most intriguing and inspiring marriages in Hollywood.  How they met...Meryl's then partner, Godfather actor, John Cazale, had just lost his battle with cancer. Don, a friend of her brother's, arrived in NYC to help move her from the loft she'd shared with Cazale. Gummer invited her to move into his vacant apartment while he was traveling with his sculptures. They kept in touch during this time and when Don returned, a romance blossomed. Six months later they were married in the garden of her parents' home.