Happy 45th Anniversary Bill and Hillary

Former US president Bill Clinton on Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of his wedding with his wife and former secretary of state, Hillary.

“October 11 was a beautiful day 45 years ago. Still is,” Mr Clinton wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of the couple together.

“The bride was beautiful too. And still is. Happy anniversary, Hillary. I love you.”

Ms Clinton, who served as secretary of state under Barack Obama, responded: “The groom still cleans up pretty well, too. Love you, Bill.”

The former top diplomat and first lady also ran for president in 2016, but came second place to Republican rival Donald Trump.

Mr Clinton, originally from Arkansas, met Chicago-born Hillary Rodham at Yale University Library in 1971, when they were studying together at University Law School.

A year later, they worked together on George McGovern’s unsuccessful presidential campaign.

Mr Clinton’s first proposal to Ms Rodham, in 1973 in Ennerdale, England, was unsuccessful after she said she needed more time.

They finally married in 1975, after they found a home in Arkansas. A year later, Mr Clinton launched his political career.

In February 1980, they welcomed their first and only child, Chelsea Victoria Clinton.

In 1992, Mr Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the US, beating Republican incumbent George HW Bush, with 370 electoral votes against 168.

He won a second term as president in 1996.

But the power couple’s relationship went through some rocky times, most notably after Mr Clinton had an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky between 1995 and 1997, leading to the president’s impeachment.

Despite the difficulties the couple faced publicly and privately, Ms Clinton stood by her husband’s side when he was impeached in 1998, before he was acquitted by the Senate in February 1999.

In her third memoir released in 2017, she called her husband “her greatest champion”.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/the-americas/bill-and-hillary-clinton-mark-45th-wedding-anniversary-1.1091960

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