After His Father's Death, George W. Bush Reveals the Secret to His Parent's 73 Year Marriage

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December 04, 2018Dec 04, 2018

On November 30, former President George H.W. Bush passed away. The 94-year-old 41st president died eight months after his beloved wife, Barbara Bush, went home to meet her maker. 

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Before her passing, the couple had been married for 73 years. That is the longest marriage for any presidential couple. During their more than seven decades together, the couple had six children together. 

His son, President George W. Bush, 72, remembered his father in an interview with "60 Minutes." In the interview, which aired on Sunday, Bush spoke about his father's impact on the world, the Bush family, and his parent's wonderful marriage.  

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“When I talked to your mom last time, she said that he never says ‘no’ to her,” host Nora O’Donnell said.

“Well, that’s why they stayed married for 70 years,” Bush answered.

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He continued, “It’s a true love story. As Mother said, ‘It’s the only man I ever kissed.’”

Bush also revealed his father's capacity for love. He called his father's love "unconditional." 

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“He gave us unconditional love. Some of us tested it, I might add. There was no doubt how much he loved us, which I think is a very important gift that a father can give to his children."

In an Instagram post announcing his father’s death, Bush honored his father by posting a picture of his parents together. In the picture, they're walking with their arms around another toward a helicopter. 

He wrote, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens."

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