For 34 Years, Delta Burke’s Husband Stays Supportive, Standing by Her Side Through Sickness and Weight Changes

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Enduring trials and tribulations, Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney have honored their marital vows for over three decades, showcasing that a strong marriage can withstand anything. In an era where some people may take their marital commitments lightly, the resilience of this couple serves as a testament to the enduring power of a committed relationship. Read on to discover the challenges they have overcome together.

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Upon meeting actress Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney felt a strong desire to ask her out. Despite being keenly aware of the competition from numerous interested men, he was determined not to let her slip away. Recalling the moment he approached her, McRaney asserted, “I wasn’t going to let her get away. I already had competition, with people asking her out on dates, and I was going to move in right away.”

The connection between them was immediate, and McRaney was certain that she was the one for him. On their second date, he proposed marriage. However, it wasn’t until two years later, in 1989, that the couple officially tied the knot on May 28.

While the journey to marriage wasn’t as swift as McRaney might have preferred, he was elated to have won the heart of the girl of his dreams.

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While it was Burke’s first marriage, this was McRaney’s third time! But this time, he was determined to make it last.

While the couple was madly in love, there were some people who thought their marriage wasn’t a good idea. Namely, some of McRaney’s friends warned him against him. But he dismissed all those reasons every single time. He remembers saying, “Why not? They’re the only people who understand this insanity. And she does. If I’m on location, and I don’t call her until 2 o’clock in the morning, no big deal. She knows.”

Since both of them worked in the entertainment industry, they knew what each other dealt with. They could hence offer advice and help to one another about any issues they might encounter.

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They are also one another’s biggest supporters when they achieve something. When McRaney won a Primetime Emmy award for his performance in “This Is Us,” Burke happened to be his biggest cheerleader. She stood in the audience, with tears in her eyes, cheering on her beloved husband.

McRaney said in his years as an actor, he has gotten a lot of feedback but Burke is who he takes seriously. If she tells him a performance is good or needs work; he knows shes being honest.

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