Soulmates Nancy and Ronald Reagan shared an adoration for each other that was evident to all those who observed them.
They married in 1952 when he was already in his 40’s, and their romance spanned more than half a century. During his lifetime, his love for her was captured in more than 700 love letters, including these:
“My darling, I love you so much I don’t even mind that life made me wait so long to find you. The waiting only made the feeling sweeter.”
In a letter to Nancy on their thirty-first wedding anniversary, he wrote:
“I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone, I’m waiting for you to return so I can start living again.”
What the public saw was a couple intensely devoted to one another. They were always holding hands. Ronald Reagan visibly lit up when Nancy entered the room. And then there was the “gaze” – Nancy would look adoringly at her husband when he spoke, seeming to hang on his every word. Theirs was a genuine love affair. They never took each other for granted, and it has been said that they never stopped courting.
They truly could not bear to be apart. They were always devoted to each other. They were lovers, best friends, partners for life, and in the end, she spent ten years taking care of him with his Alzheimer’s.
Regardless of your political leanings, Nancy & Ronnie were iconic soulmates that demonstrated, for me at least, Big Love.
Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,