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Is This Possibly The Longest Celebrity Marriage In History?

November 1, 2009

Who says marriages can not last any more?  And famous ones at that!

I love stories such as this one.   (And I love Kitty.)

Country music’s most enduring couple, the legendary Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright, celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this past Friday, October 30th.


Kitty married Johnny on Oct. 30, 1937, when she was only 18 years old. The two met in 1937 when Johnny was a member of the duo Johnnie & Jack while Kitty, know then by her real name, Muriel Deason, was performing on Nashville radio as part of the Deason Sisters. Johnny convinced her to join his show and change her name to Kitty Wells, taken from an old country folk tune. They toured together for several years and also starred in their own syndicated country music television show. Kitty was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame  in 1976

  1. Chinedu permalink
    March 2, 2012 5:00 AM

    Unbelievable, i thought celebrities were demon-possessed. So they can last for up to 72years. THUMBS UP!

  2. Mark Donoghue permalink
    December 11, 2009 5:10 PM

    It is certainly one of the longest, but Art and Lois Linkletter are approaching 75 years in 2010.

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