07:05 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/24/2013 04:25PM
Want to know the secret to a long, happy marriage? Ask a couple who've been together for a long time.
And few people in the U.S. have been married longer than John and Ann Betar – the couple are set to celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary on Monday.
The Betars, who knew each other as teens in Bridgeport, Conn., eloped in 1932.
Originally posted 10/15/2013 09:45AM
How's this for a corny anniversary present?
To celebrate 50 years of marriage, Paul Derthick surprised his wife recently by carving 17 acres of their Ohio farm into a giant corn maze that looks, from above, just like the couple's 1963 wedding photo.
"He did it with the kids. They kept it a secret," Marie Derthick tells Good Morning America. "I thought they were nuts, but it's actually turned out very well."
Originally posted 07/01/2013 05:25PM
Family was the focus for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner over the weekend, as they celebrated two milestones in Garner's hometown of Charleston, W. Va.
In town for their son Samuel's baptism, which took place at Garner's family's parish, Christ Church United Methodist, on Sunday, the pair also celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on Saturday night.
Affleck, 40, Garner, 41, and their daughters – Violet, 7½, and Seraphina, 4 – joined Garner's parents and her sister at an 11 a.m. service, where 16-month-old Samuel was baptized.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 09:20AM
And the whole family lived happily ever after.
It was a storybook 5th anniversary – and happy 2nd birthday treat for their twins – as Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their vows at the Happiest Place on Earth, California's Disneyland, on Tuesday night, Entertainment Tonight reports.
"On our way to renew our vows," Carey Tweeted early in the evening. "I love you @Nick Cannon."
All dressed up in matching prince and princess costumes, Carey and daughter Monroe were picked up in a horse-drawn Crystal Carriage from a Dream Suite inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, then taken to Main Street to meet Cannon and son Moroccan. Together the family proceeded to Sleeping Beauty Castle, for the vow renewals.
Originally posted 04/29/2013 12:40PM
Best wishes are in order for the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William as they celebrate their second wedding anniversary.
It seems like only yesterday when the world watched their fairy tale wedding after William proposed in November 2010. Take a look back the most special milestone moments in the couple's life as man and wife so far!
Originally posted 10/03/2012 01:10PM
President Barack Obama is gearing up for the election a mere 34 days away, but he has a sweet milestone to celebrate Wednesday: His wedding anniversary with wife Michelle.
"Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend. Happy anniversary, Michelle," Obama Tweeted.
The couple met at Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin in 1989, and shared their first kiss outside a Hyde Park shopping center. There is even a plaque outside, which bears a quote the then Senator shared with Oprah Winfrey in 2007:
"On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate."
Originally posted 07/16/2012 12:15PM
Nothing like whispering sweet nothings ... via Twitter.
Nick and Vanessa Lachey celebrated their wedding anniversary in a sweet (and public) way over the weekend.
"What a year! Love, Marriage, Love, Baby. Thank You @NickSLachey for constantly making me the happiest woman I can be," a pregnant Vanessa Tweeted on Sunday at her husband.
Responded her hubby: "@VanessaLachey I love you kid! One down, many happy more to go. Next year, we celebrate as a family! Happy anniversary."
Originally posted 06/10/2012 05:00PM
They said their "I dos" in a secret New Year's Eve ceremony in 1997. Come December, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will celebrate 15 years as husband and wife.
"Fifteen years! It's amazing, isn't it?" Pinkett Smith told PEOPLE at the New York City premiere of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted recently.
"I was just doing the Today show, and there was a couple there who was celebrating 59 years of marriage, and I thought to myself, '15 years ain't nothing, you know?' It's just the beginning. That's the way I look at it."
Originally posted 04/22/2012 08:00PM
Happy anniversary, indeed!
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were married one year ago on Sunday – and the country singer has a brand new ring to show for it.
"I have a very thoughtful husband with GREAT taste!!!!" Rimes, 29, Tweeted on Sunday with a picture of her new jewelry.
The ring must be icing on the cake for Rimes, who still seems to be enjoying her honeymoon phase with Cibrian, 38. The couple were spotted at a romantic lunch at Toscanova in Calabasas, Calif., on Friday.
Originally posted 05/03/2010 02:25PM
Who could possibly upstage Mariah Carey at her own wedding vow renewal ceremony – especially when the bride wears a pink dress, veil and a giant candy-inspired ring?
Turns out, her husband Nick Cannon's grandfather gave it his best shot.
"When some good old-school music came on, he was dancing up on the floor with one of Mariah's dancers," Cannon said on his 92.3 WXRM-FM radio show "Rollin with Nick Cannon" Monday morning. "My grandmother was all upset and ready to go home because my 75-year-old grandfather was dropping it like it was hot with some youngster."
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