John Adams

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17.

Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.

" George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. "He is the hero... He is my hero."

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. George H.W. Bush was at his wife's side when she died and had been holding her hand all day, according to Jean Becker, chief of staff at the former president's office in Houston.

The couple's relationship was a true love story, which granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager described Monday as...

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