Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter attend church on Easter Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church on April 20, 2014 in Plains, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images) PLAINS, Ga. - Former President Jimmy Carter and human rights figure and mental health advocate Rosalynn Carter are celebrating 77 years of love and marriage Friday.Seventy-seven years ago Friday, a U.S.
Navy midshipman from the small Georgia town of Plains, exchanged vows with a woman he'd met and fell in love with years earlier.
Little did they both know that their marriage would become the longest of any presidential couple.The two met in Georgia when Rosalynn was almost a newborn, but the two didn't really get to know each other until Jimmy came home from the U.S.
Navy Academy. His younger sister set him up on a date with Rosalynn, a family friend who already had a crush on the future Georgia governor and U.S.