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From A Blind Date To A 56-Year Marriage! Bob Newhart's Wife Ginny Shares A Key To Their Happy Marriage

Date August 28, 2019 17:41

Would you believe us if we said that you can be married to a person for decades, who once had been a blind date? If your answer is 'no', you should read Bob Newhart's love story!

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Bob Newhart and Buddy Hackett were friends in the past and the later one set up a simple, yet life-changing date for his close pal. Back in the 1960s, Hackett had a babysitter of his kids, Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn, and he thought she would be perfect for Bob.

In Closer Weekly's interview, the stand-up comedian said:

I ran into him [Buddy] later, and he said, "I've got a nice Catholic girl for you."

So, Hackett set up a blind date for the couple, who consequently began dating, and a bit later, in 1963, they tied the knot. Together they have four kids: two sons, Robert and Timothy, and two daughters, Jennifer and Courtney. Now, Bob and Jinny are the grandparents of ten grandchildren.

The wife of 56 years Ginny shared a secret behind their happy and long-term marriage in the 2013 interview:

... Divorce was just not in our vocabulary. Like anybody, we had fights, and we had some pretty good ones. But I was never happy being apart from him, and he was never happy being apart from me.

Going through liver cancer and transplant has made Bob and Ginny much closer. She further explained:

We both appreciate what we have so much more. We appreciate our alone time – just being the two of us. Of course, it makes you more aware of your mortality and how many days you might have left. We have fun together, now more so than ever.

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The 89-year-old also gushed over his wife of five decades and said very sweet words as follows:

She brings me down to Earth if I get too full of myself.

It seems like two partners complete each other and try to bring out positive sides of their personalities rather than focus on the flaws.

Bob Newhart is understood to be a very romantic man! He once was asked whether or not he has any regrets in his life, and all he answered was:

If I could've afforded it, I would've gotten married earlier. When my first record came out and hit number one, I didn't really have anyone to share it with. It would've been great if Ginny and I could've shared that, but I couldn't afford to get married.

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How lovely! The Newharts have been together for ages and we hope they will spend many, many years until death do them part!