Nowadays, most people find their significant other using a dating app, but not so long ago, you had to go out into the world to locate your soul mate.
And certainly, even famous people had to put in the necessary effort to find their one true love.
Ask Maureen McCormick, age 66, who met her future husband at a concert before winning him over at the church.
For her role as Marcia on The Brady Bunch from 1969 through 1974, Maureen McCormick is most remembered. McCormick, who was born on August 5, 1956, starred in a number of Brady Bunch spin-offs after the sitcom ended.
She battled drugs and mental problems at that period.
She met a man at a concert she knew would become her husband while the former child star fought a cocaine addiction and struggled to accept that the acting career she had dreamed of was not turning out as she had anticipated.“I turned around and saw this guy behind me,” McCormick wrote in her autobiography, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.
“I’d never seen him before. He had dark hair, a great build, and chiseled features. I looked straight into his eyes and thought, ‘This is the man I’m going to marry.’”
As soon as he started working, McCormick joined Cummings’ Bible study. Even at church, she sat close to him. The former Brady was incredibly curious about Cummings.
And it succeeded! They eventually went on a first date after spending more time with each other, and the rest is history.”She was very honest with me from day one. She has always been honest with me, an open book. And I was never worried about her reverting to her old behavior as I figured, whatever comes up, we will just deal with it,” Cummings remarked.
Despite McCormick’s description of their romance as “quick and intense,” things weren’t always easy.
McCormick was continuously pushing Cummings away as she struggled with her drug addiction and sobriety. But he was never gone.
“Michael said that he’d made a life-long commitment and decided he was going to work at it until it’s unworkable,” she wrote in her 2008 autobiography. “He thought child stardom had arrested my development, and in many ways he was right.”
Despite all the ups and downs, the couple, who had a child in 1989, will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary on March 16.
“I know there’s one reason that Michael and I managed to stay together through all the heavy-duty ups and downs: our faith,” McCormick wrote. “The two of us had faith that our love, despite all of our problems, was real, strong, durable, and worth sticking around for. Our faith made us believe our love was real.”
It is so refreshing to hear of another celebrity couple who have stood the test of time and stayed by each other’s side even when things got tough.
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