Sun Sentinel - We are currently unavailable in your regionNancy Reagan reportedly said her life "began" when she met Ronald. But he often said the same about her too, and their year marriage is proof of their love and devotion. In a sense, their love story was one for the ages. It all started out with a blind date. Nancy Davis, a young actress at the time, had just gotten a starring role in her first feature film and Ronald was the President of the Screen Actors Guild and a well-known actor himself.
I Love You Ronnie The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan
A love story: Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan completed each other
Romeo had his Juliet, Antony had his Cleopatra. What began as a meeting between two movie stars became a real-life love story worthy of their own Hollywood movie. They were two famous figures, and even from the beginning their relationship was played out on a very public stage. First they were a well-known Hollywood couple, and in a world where romance often cannot survive the attention or temptations that are part of the lifestyle, theirs thrived. Then, as Ronald Reagan entered the political arena, the couple would become the subject of even more intense scrutiny and examination. What the public saw was a couple intensely devoted to one another.
Such are the letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy throughout their courtship and long marriage. There would be no life without you nor would I want any. To be part of Ronald Reagan's life meant giving up her own movie career, but there is no sense of regret for that in this new book. Rather Nancy Reagan is clearly her husband's biggest fan. In the book, Nancy writes about the agony of Alzheimer's disease, which afflicts her husband. She says, despite the efforts of friends, there is a feeling of loneliness. But her life with Ronald Reagan, she says, has been "extraordinary," his love letters clearly an enormous comfort.
It did. Ronald and Nancy Reagan were a team, but before they joined forces, they were both actors. They had the capability to accomplish great things on their own, but the two admitted that they were always better together. By his own admission, he is completely in love with you. Being on the road was often a lonely ordeal for Ronald Reagan, who comforted himself by writing his wife adoring letters. His chief goal was to show his wife just how much he loved her.