Carters celebrate 75th anniversary with star-studded celebration in Plains

PLAINS, Ga. — President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter celebrated their 75th anniversary Saturday at a star-studded event in Plains.

President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Raphael Warnock, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Paula Deen and Ted Turner were just some of the famous names gathered at the Plains High School auditorium to celebrate with the couple.

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The Carters married in 1946 in Plains. They have four children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was at the event, where, at one point, family, friends and officials raised their glasses to toast the Carters.

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It was the first time the couple has celebrated their anniversary publicly.

Washington talked to the couple’s grandson, Jason Carter, who said they were celebrating more than just the couple’s remarkable milestone.

“My family is so excited to be here and celebrate my grandparents because 75 years is such a milestone, but also because of COVID we haven’t seen each other,” Carter said. “This is such a wonderful homecoming for us. I think like 50 of us are here, so it’s just wonderful to be able to celebrate in this place.”

The Carters both had special messages for each other during the celebration.