Jul 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter reflect on 75 years of enduring love

Former US President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the inauguration of Donald Trump as president at the U.S. Capitol in 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool/Getty Images

Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter reflected on the longevity of their marriage and what keeps their love strong in a series of interviews published Sunday, ahead of their 75th wedding anniversary.

The big picture: The longest-married American presidential couple are due to mark 75 years of marriage this Wednesday, July 7.

What they're saying: The 96-year-old former president told AP that theirs is a "full partnership" and that "there needs to be reconciliation and communication between the two spouses" every day.

  • "We don't go to sleep with some remaining differences between us," he added.
  • When asked by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution how their relationship has evolved, the 93-year-old former first lady said: "We still love each other."

The bottom line: Jimmy Carter told the New York Times: "I love her more now than I did to begin with — which is saying a lot, because I loved her a lot."

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