George And Norma Celebrate 40 Years Together!

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Not a lot of marriages make it to 40 years, especially in the life of celebrities.  Although George Strait is no typical celebrity or superstar.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Strait[/lastfm] and his wife Norma will celebrate a marriage milestone over the weekend.  Let’s take a look at their life together.

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The high-school sweethearts eloped to Mexico, December, 4th 1971, but a few weeks later exchanged vows at a church in Pearsall, Texas.

“Norma was the first girl I ever loved. We knew each other forever, growing up in a small town,” George says. “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.”

George enlisted for the U.S. Army in 1971 and was stationed in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks  as a part of the 25th Infantry division. There he began performing with an Army-sponsored band, “Rambling Country.”

There in Hawaii is where George and Norma welcomed their first child Jenifer, who later died in a car accident at the age of 13 in 1986.

In 1981, the couple welcomed their son George Strait Jr. also known as “Bubba”.  “Bubba” pursued a career in PRCA team roping.  He also has turned to music and currently writes songs for dad’s albums.

George and Norma are expecting their first grand-child in February.

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