After knowing each other most of their lives, George and Norma Strait eloped on December 4, 1971 in Mexico and had a small reception in Texas with friends and family when they came back.
Just under a decade later, George’s music career started to really take flight – in a way that nobody could have predicted. But through it all, there was one person always by his side: Norma.
On the 41st anniversary of their marriage, George Strait spoke with People Magazine about the immense gratitude he holds for the blessings he has been given in his life and the magic that Norma brought.
“It will be 41 years this December. Norma and I are so blessed that we found each other 41 years ago and were able to do all of this together, experience this life together, to support each other through everything, good times and bad. We do almost everything together. She stayed home until Bubba got out of high school and went to college, but since then she’s come on the road with me too. We love each other and we still like each other. A lot!”
Seven years later, in a fun and unique first for the couple, Norma made her music video debut in George’s 2019 video for “Codigo” in which she serves up some tequila with a great beaming smile.
In 2022, the couple celebrated 51 years of marriage and George marked the occasion by posting a decades-old photo of them on social media.
Happy Anniversary to George and Norma! pic.twitter.com/miL330Se7d
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) December 4, 2022
Happy Anniversary to the King of Country Music, and his queen!