John and Evie have both lived on this planet for 92 years, of which they’ve spent the past 75 married to each other. The couple, who met when they were just 15, were recently interviewed by their grand-daughter, Danii Monroe, who wanted to celebrate this wonderfully long-standing romance by decoding the formula for their successful marriage.
In the video shot on their 75th anniversary, Danii asks her grand-parents how they managed to stay happily married after all these years. The most important factor, Evie reveals, is to find ways to make each other laugh. “I said, ‘You know what, John, I never was attracted to another man.’ And he said, ‘You know what, I never was attracted to another man either,” recalls Evie.
John attributes it all to the fact that they never shied from expressing their love for each other. He still calls her ‘Honeybaby’ and doesn’t stop giving her compliments.
Aside from this, they want people to realize that relationships are not meant to be smooth all the time. “Marriage isn’t a bed of roses, marriage is rocky. You have rocky parts and you’ve got to solve problems together, I don’t want you to think we didn’t have arguments because we did,” says Evie.
Watch both the videos right here:
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