Ron Howard Opens up about Marrying His High School Sweetheart Cheryl

Established American filmmaker, Ron Howard exuded great admiration and love as he spoke about his wife of many decades. 

When it comes to entertainment, Ron Howard is a man of great reckoning, and as they say, behind every successful man is a woman. That strongly applies to Ron and his life partner, Cheryl. The pair have been together for well over four decades, but their love still runs rather clear. 

Howard recently appeared in an interview with People where he couldn't stop gushing about his lovely wife. Ron and Cheryl first met when he was just a junior at John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California.

Speaking about their first interaction, the director disclosed that it changed his life so that he could not “see” any woman apart from Cheryl from then on. Ron lovingly said:

“I met her, and there was never anybody else.” 

Despite the age of their relationship, the couple is still head over heels for each other, and Ron attributed this to their openness to each other in the form of communication. 

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On March 7, the beautiful couple was celebrated by the media as they marked their 44th year together. At the time, the big question that was on everyone's mind was how they have managed to stay so strong despite being one of Hollywood’s power couples.

That many celebrity marriages become short-lived because of the numerous troubles that plague them is common knowledge, but it doesn't seem to apply to the Howard couple. Ron said:

“People say, ‘How’d you do it?’ There’s no technique. There’s no tactic other than communication is really important. You have to learn to communicate and have difficult conversations in constructive ways.” 

Ron, an Oscar award winner, even went on to relate that meeting Cheryl was also a bit of luck. He said:

“Beyond that, there’s an element of luck because people either grow together or they don’t, and I don’t think you can force that.”

Howard is not only a known filmmaker but is also highly praised for his skillful acts. His most famous works as an actor remain his excellent portrayal of Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show” when he was just a child and also his star role as Richie Cunningham on 1974 show, “Happy Days.”

However, his true calling, he maintained remains working behind the scenes. You can now watch Howard's work, “Pavarotti” which tells the story of the eponymous opera singer. 

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