George Strait calls 48-year marriage to wife, Norma, a “blessing”


George Strait has enjoyed a brilliant career, one spanning decades and including all sorts of memorable hits.

That said, his tale of riches and success hardly compares to the love story shared between he and his wife, Norma Strait.

Some might not know, but the pair have known each other almost their entire lives. They married in a small affair in Mexico back in 1971, before George’s music career propelled him to stardom. Through it all, though, Norma remained his cornerstone.

So it was that on the pair’s 41st wedding anniversary, back in December, 2012, George took the opportunity to tell PEOPLE just how important their relationship had been.

“It will be 41 years this December. Norma and I are so blessed that we found each other 41 years ago and were able to do all of this together, experience this life together, to support each other through everything, good times and bad,” George told PEOPLE.

“We do almost everything together. She stayed home until Bubba got out of high school and went to college, but since then she’s come on the road with me too. We love each other and we still like each other. A lot!”

Seven years on, Norma joined in the fun alongside George for her debut music video “Codigo”, which came out this year.

George and Norma are proof that true love does exist, and we’re so happy to see the smiling couple are still going strong.

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