George and Barbara Bush Celebrate 69th Wedding Anniversary

George and Barbara Bush Celebrate 69th Wedding Anniversary
Wed 08-01-2014

Former President George H.W. Bush and Mrs.Barbara Bush celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on January 6, 2014, the longest marriage for a U.S. president in the nation's history.

They set the record in 2000 when they surpassed John and Abigail Adams’ 54 year union.

"They don’t think of it in terms of ‘we’re the longest," Jim McGrath, President George H.W. Bush’s spokesman, told FoxNews.com.

"They’re just so clearly still in love and devoted to one another. They’re two people, but they’re really one person."

The romance began when the two met during a Christmas dance at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., back when the future president was 16 years old.

The two were engaged a year and a half later, right before President Bush shipped out overseas to fight in World War II as a naval pilot.