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Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter Reach 70th Wedding Anniversary

Only one other presidential couple has reached the seven decade mark



    Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter Reach 70th Wedding Anniversary
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    In this file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter attend the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016.

    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are marking their 70th wedding anniversary.

    The former U.S. president and first lady married on July 7, 1946, in their small hometown of Plains, Georgia. Jimmy Carter, who's 91, and Rosalynn Carter, 88, told The Associated Press last month that mutual respect makes their long marriage possible.

    The Carters also said they give each other plenty of space while working on separate projects.

    The couple plans to spend the day at home in Plains, while the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta will mark the occasion with 70-cent admission. Museum officials say they'll deliver cards to the Carters.

    The Carters' marriage is second in length to one other former first couple. George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush celebrated their 71st anniversary in January.