August 5th, 2007
10:43 AM ET
12 years ago

Richardsons celebrate 35th anniversary

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

WASHINGTON (CNN) - For Bill and Barbara Richardson, a simple ride to school led to a lifetime together.

The Richardsons celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

"Over the past 35 years Barbara has been my wife, best friend and my number one advisor," New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said in a statement. "She has stood by my side through it all and on this special day I thank her for her love and devotion. Truly, there is no luckier man. Barbara here's to another beautiful 35 years."

The couple met when Richardson was a senior in high school. Barbara saw Richardson in downtown Concord, Massachusetts and offered him a ride back to school. They've been together ever since.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. lipper AMERICAN

    I believe Obama and Richardson are the only real hope this country has to begin to turn back toward sanity.

    August 5, 2007 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Mike A. Atlanta, GA

    Why is this news? No one cares about Bill Richardson or his wife or his campaign. he needs to drop out of the race already and go away to wherever he came from.

    August 6, 2007 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  3. Loma Linda, Ca.

    As a Staunch Conservative Christian Republican, I ask this question: Can any Republican now seeking to be President speak similar words about their wife?

    August 6, 2007 10:08 am at 10:08 am |