Great Loves, Vol. III : Paul & Joanne

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward were married on January 29, 1958, in a civil ceremony in Las Vegas.  Paul presented Joanne with a gift – a silver cup inscribed with the following:

“So you wound up with Apollo
If he’s sometimes hard to swallow
Use this.”

There are a few reasons Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are among my favorites.
First of all, (let’s be frank here) they’re both really good looking.  And they united to create this really beautiful couple, whose love was so apparent – so that years later, I could sit at my desk drinking tea with a sleeping puppy on my lap, sifting through countless old photos of them being beautiful and happy and in love.

“Joanne is one of the last great broads.”
– Paul Newman

“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.”
– Joanne Woodward

“I don’t like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true.  I have steak at home.  Why would I go out for a hamburger?”

– Paul Newman during an interview for Playboy when asked about temptation

“People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.”

– Paul Newman