As America’s oldest living president, Jimmy Carter is quite the figure in American culture. Recently, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood had to figure out what to get the Carters for a special anniversary. Jimmy and his wife Rosalynn celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and the gift from Brooks and Yearwood was such a great present.
When thinking about what to give a former president and his wife for their 75th anniversary, you have to consider everything. After all, foreign trips, special ceremonies, gifts from every politician and admirer in the country make choosing a gift for Jimmy Carter is nearly impossible. However, Garth Brooks knew just what to do Trisha Yearwood said.
“What do you give these guys? I can’t imagine the gifts they’ve received. Garth was like, ‘Why don’t we get him a car from the year they married?’ So that’s what we went on the hunt for to find it,” Yearwood explained to People. So that’s what Trisha went on the look for. She got on the internet and started to do some digging. What they found was a beauty of a car from 1946.
The vehicle was a great gift. Since Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn received their present from Garth Brooks and his wife, a friend of the couple revealed how they felt. “Bright eyes and big smiles,” Jill Stuckey said about the presidential couple.
Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Celebrate 75th Wedding Anniversary
Earlier this year Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn put on quite the celebration for their 75th anniversary. Married since 1946, the couple has traveled the world and achieved so much in their time together. Jimmy was 22 years old at the time and Rosalynn was 19. They ascended to the highest office in the land together and have made a life, giving back through multiple charitable organizations.
Through all the achievements and accomplishments, President Carter remains humble, and in love. He told the New York Times, “We’ve just grown closer and closer together.” The secret to the marriage lasting so long, “marry the right person.” It seems that Rosalynn and Jimmy found the right person to be with for sure.
At 96 and 94 years old respectively, Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn have lived quite a life. They are the longest-married presidential couple in the history of the United States and just one of two couples to be married for over 70 years. The other is George HW Bush and his wife Barbara who were married for 73 years prior to Barbara’s passing in 2018. As American treasures, the Carters keep quiet lives now but are always going to celebrate their relationship and each other. Enjoy that new car, Jimmy!