Today, George Strait and his high school sweetheart Norma celebrate their 46th anniversary! The couple who eloped in Mexico back in 1971, later exchanged vows in Pearsall, Texas at the request of Norma’s parents.
George and Norma weren’t just high school sweethearts…they have known each for a very long time. He spoke of their early days where Strait revealed in an interview with CBSLocal.
Norma was the first girl I ever loved. “We knew each other forever, growing up in a small town. I never really even thought anything about her, but then one day I asked her out and we went on a date. We didn’t see each other for a long time after that. Then one day, I thought, ‘I’m missing the boat here,’ and we started dating again.”
Strait doesn’t spend too much time in the public eye these days, but he did speak highly of his wife in a 2011 interview with People for their 40th anniversary.
We love each other and we still like each other,” said Strait. “We’re so blessed that we were able to experience this life together, to support each other through everything, good times and bad.”
And Strait is blessed indeed… Strait has one son, Bubba, who you may remember seeing share the stage with his dad at one of his Vegas “Strait To Vegas” shows where George will be performing again this weekend, December 8th and 9th at the T-Mobile Arena.
Christmas season is a big time for the Strait family. Strait told USA Today how they spend the special day on their ranch.
On Christmas, I get up early, while it’s still dark, and make a big fire. The rest of the family is still asleep. I have presents hidden all over the house, and I’ll bring those out. I’ll get out the cookies and milk. I still like to do that for Santa because he’s always hungry.”
We’re wishing the Strait family and you a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas! For more information on George Strait, visit his website at GeorgeStrait.com.