What does it take for a relationship or a marriage to last? Do long marriages have a formula for surviving the test of time? There is one Hollywood couple who seems like it lives like no other. In the midst of all the Hollywood chaos and pressure, these two people have continued supporting each other in amazing ways. Is support crucial? Check out how the lovebirds Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney has passed every relationship test together for almost 30 years.
Messy divorces are so common in Hollywood, but it was just not the case for these two.
You can’t help but admire the relationship of the 61-year-old Delta and 70-year-old Gerald McRaney. The long-time couple recently had a chance to revisit the start of their romance on the red carpet. It happened at this year’s Emmy Awards, the same place where they started their relationship 30 years ago.
In the 1980’s, Burke and McRaney had separate TV careers. Burke was working on the second season of her sitcom, Designing Women. Then, she was a guest star on Simon & Simon, the show that her husband-to-be was the star on.
McRaney fell in love with her and wanted to tell her how he felt about her as many other actors were also pursuing her.
“I wasn’t going to let her get away,” McRaney explained. “I already had competition. There were people asking her out on dates, and I was going to move in right away.”
However, it might shock you when you find out what he did. He actually proposed to her after their second date! Wow, that’s brave! Soon after, the two were spotted on the red carpet for the 1987 Emmy Awards, looking happier than ever.
The couple married two years later in 1989 and have been together for almost 30 years. Their relationship was not always easy. One of the biggest struggles has been coping with Burke’s fluctuating weight, due to her Type II diabetes and battles with depression as well.
Burke said that her husband was more than supportive.
“He reminds me what I should be doing or shouldn’t be eating,” She told People. “He likes to give me my (insulin) shots and says it makes him feel like he’s taking care of me.”
Now, McRaney is back to the screen on the show This is Us. His role as “Dr. K” won him a Primetime Emmy.
After winning his award, he took to the after-show interviews and retold the story of him and his wonderful wife.
“As a man, I’ve had the love of the finest woman I could possibly imagine,” McRaney told reporters.
Watch the whole video of their love story below:
Source: Country Living
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