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Jimmy Carter, wife Rosalynn celebrate 75 years of marriage

Amy Carter, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter
Posted at 7:33 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-10 19:33:26-04

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in their hometown of Plains, Georgia.

About 300 friends and family members turned out Saturday for a celebration at Plains High School.

The anniversary is the most recent milestone for the longest-married presidential couple in American history.

The former president said he was grateful for his wife, calling her right for him.

In turn, Rosalynn Carter recalled she didn’t care for dating young men while growing up and never thought she’d get married.

But then along came Jimmy Carter and — in her words — “life has been an adventure ever since."