While Maury Povich and Connie Chung are top top the brink of celebrate 36 years of marital relationship come December, the roadway to "I do" wasn't specifically smooth sailing.

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In this week's concern of elafilador.net, the groundbreaking anchorwoman opens up up around the "embarrassing" reason she finally agreed to marry Povich after years of multiple proposals — and it has everything to do with the wedding dress!

"We ping-ponged," Povich, 81, says of their six-year non-exclusive relationship. "When one want to obtain serious, the various other one didn't. At one allude I proposed come her, and she said, 'No, I'm not ready,' and then she asked me if I wanted to get married, and also I said, 'No, I'm no ready.'"

"Finally, us went top top a pilgrimage to Italy in 1984," Povich says. "I proposed again, and also she said, 'No.' After obtaining home, i was living in D.C. And Connie in brand-new York City in ~ the time, and she dubbed me and also said, 'We can gain married.' ns said, 'Really?' She said, 'Yes, due to the fact that I uncovered a dress.'"



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As the pair celebrate their 42-year love story, they additionally share how humor has gained them through the an excellent and poor times.

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"In 1969, i was a copygirl at a tiny TV station in Washington, D.C. And he was a huge star and also I was just a kid," Chung recalls the her an initial interaction with Povich. "I would rip the wire copy off the device and provide it to Mr. Povich. The was really gruff and an extremely matter-of-fact. He never looked up. I retained thinking, 'Maybe someday he'll identify that I'm a human being.' I worked there for two years and also then i left come launch my career — and I left the in the dust."

"Several year later, after ~ bouncing about the nation from project to job, I ended up in Los Angeles by 1977, and at that time, ns was the second banana to Connie," states Povich, who daytime talk display Maury is currently in its 29th year. "Connie to be the huge anchor star at the CBS affiliate and I was she co-act before they cleaned house. Due to the fact that Connie to be the only person I actually knew in Los Angeles, I constantly said the way to obtain to Connie's love is first, she pities you, and then she deserve to love you. She pitied the fact that ns was fired."