Ron Howard and his wife, Cheryl Howard, will mark the 50th anniversary of their first date on November 1, 2020! The filmmaker disclosed on his Instagram account that the first time they went out together was in 1970.
Ron told me about how they went to see the re-release of “It’s a Mad Mad Mad World.” Following that, the pair headed to Toluca Lake’s Barnone’s, which was now closed.
After dating for five years, the Oscar winner and Cheryl married on June 7, 1975. The couple has 5 kids: Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carly Howard, twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carly Howard, daughters Bryce Dallas Howard, and son Reed Cross.
He met his future wife while a junior at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. On December 3, 2020, Ron sent a lovely snapshot of Cheryl, demonstrating how much he liked her.
She was smiling in the photo, and he remarked on how beautiful she seemed while celebrating her 67th birthday! The actor warmly referred to her as the “love of my life” and explained how they took time off during the holidays to calm down and enjoy themselves.
The filmmaker and his wife celebrated her 68th birthday in 2022, and the couple would live as long as they kept an active lifestyle. In February of the previous year, Ron published a photo of him and his wife spending time together outside.
On his day off, he disclosed that they’d gone for a trip in the woods. The pair went on another gorgeous stroll in the Berkshires beside a river the next November, but in addition to spending time together, they also connected with relatives.
According to Bryce, her kids adored Cheryl and Ron and eagerly anticipated sleepovers at their home when they were around. The actress described her dad as the “loveliest” grandfather ever, adding she adores the fact that both of her kids have a distinct and particular bond with him.
Bryce even remembered her childhood experiences with her dad. She added that seeing Ron perform things he used to do with her as a kid and playing with her kids brought her joy.
Paige shared an Instagram snapshot of her mom bonding with her granddaughter in honor of Mother’s Day in 2021. Ron’s daughter recognized Cheryl as the “most beautiful lady” she had ever met and appreciated her for never squandering her life.
It wasn’t easy for Ron and his wife to be together for so long; the pair encountered relationship issues but persevered. The pair once discussed how they’d been able to progress over the years.
Ron previously characterized himself as a “fortunate fella,” and in 2021, he will celebrate 46 years of marriage with Cheryl. He admitted that when he met his future wife, he had an instant connection with her, noting that he met her and there was no one else.
The actress also said that “communication” was the key to their long-lasting marriage. The director said that there was no one way to build a long-lasting marriage other than making communication a priority in the partnership.
Cheryl’s husband argued for learning to communicate well and being ready to have unpleasant talks in a constructive manner. Beyond that, Ron stated, it was all up to chance since individuals might either evolve as a unit or not.
He didn’t think it was anything that could be pushed. The “Andy Griffith Show” star’s girlfriend stayed by his side throughout his Hollywood career, and the couple reared their children in Greenwich, Connecticut, away from the spotlight.
Ron acknowledged his wife for being constantly astonishingly encouraging of him, and the couple was able to survive varied life events since they were compatible. By 2022, the couple would also be grandparents to six grandkids!