A Glimpse Into George Stephanopoulos And Ali Wentworth’s Crazy Love Story: He Once Dated Her Best Friend, And She Didn’t Think He Was Her Type

September 4, 2019 12:15

Despite living both their lives in the spotlight, George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth have kept their marriage going for 18 strong years.

The odd pair tied the knot in 2001, two months after dating and their differences didn’t stop them from being together.

On what has kept them going for almost two decades, the actress said that not assuming divorce is an answer is their secret.

“I always say, you just have to really come to terms with this idea that ‘I’m going to be with this person forever.’ Not, ‘Oh, I can always get a divorce or have an affair.’ You have to just go, ‘We’re in it until a nurse comes in and changes our diapers and wipes the drool off our faces.’ That makes the fights less scary.”

A crazy love story

As sweet as the iconic couple might seem, their love story isn’t as romantic as one would assume. It was a crazy journey that led them to love.

Wentworth and Stephanopoulos met through a mutual friend who wanted to set her up on a blind date after a break-up.

Even though the actress grew up in a political family, she never fancies men in politics, so the moment she heard that George was into politics, she concluded that he wasn’t her type.

Reluctantly, she went on a lunch date with him, and after 15 minutes of chatting with him, she fell in love.

The Former White House Communications Director recalled:

"About 15 minutes in, she just leaned in and said something, and we were suddenly in another place, in another universe, immediately. We went from strangers to friends to being in love in days."

However, that wasn’t as crazy as the fact that George once dated the friend that introduced them. She talked about this on the Jimmy Fallon show.

Tips for making your marriage stronger

If George and Ali’s love marriage has inspired you. Here are some tips to help

  • reminisce on your early days of dating;
  • bond with each other’s friends and families;

  • never neglect physical contact;
  • have a sense of humor
  • don’t deny your partner their alone time;

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People don’t have to be alike to enjoy love, and George and Ali are proof of that. We wish them more beautiful years together.