Ron Howard Feels ‘Lucky’ to Have Met Future Wife at School & Says ‘There Was Never Anybody Else’ for 51 Years


Ron Howard met his wife, Cheryl, at school, and it was love at first sight. The couple celebrated their anniversary 50 years from their first date in 2020, and in 2021, they celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.

When they were still in high school, Ron Howard proposed to Cheryl, and she accepted, and they married in 1975. Cheryl has always supported him during his struggles in becoming a director and took part in all his films.

The couple currently shares four kids, and Ron Howard is still curious about how their marriage works because they got married young. However, he believes that the secret to their long-lasting marriage is “communication.”


Ron Howard and Cheryl at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 26, 2017 [left], Ron Howard and Cheryl at a press reception on September 4, 1975 [right] | Source: Getty Images

On November 1, 2020, Ron and Cheryl celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first date. For the day, the couple went to see a re-release of Stanley Kramer’s “It’s a Mad Mad Mad World,” and they drove in the 1970 VW Bug Ron drove then.

After the movie, they had pizza at now-defunct Barnone’s in Toluca Lake. Ron showed off a pair of socks with his wife’s face to further celebrate.

In June 2021, the couple celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary quietly but beautifully. Ron took to his Instagram to share a selfie of both of them. In the background, they had a balloon showing 46.


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