Gerald McRaney of 'Major Dad' Has Been Married for 30 Years to Delta Burke
In 2017, the couple walked the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, as reported by Country Living.
"There were people asking her out on dates, and I was going to move in right away."
McRaney won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dr. Nathan Katowski in the series "This Is Us."
Even though his career has spanned five decades, this was his first win. Burke went with him to the occasion.
The actress couldn't help but be emotional when McRaney's name was declared as the victor. She had been anticipating the day her better half brings home an honor for his acting.
Burke was upbeat that her husband has now gotten approval from Hollywood. The Emmy Awards commemoration additionally filled in as a recreation of the couple's first date.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Burke revealed that McRaney proposed to her on their second date.
"He asked me to marry him on the second date, so we were pretty committed!" the actress told the outlet.
Prior to meeting in 1987, McRaney had been married twice. He got married to Burke on May 28, 1989.
The couple met when she showed up on the hit series "Simon & Simon," where McRaney played a Marine Corps veteran.
Burke was an up-and-coming actress in the 1980s at the time. She was known for her sitcom "Designing Women." From the moment McRaney laid eyes on her, he realized that he wanted to wed the entertainer.
The actor promptly asked her out on a date as soon as possible. He told People:
"I wasn't going to let her get away. I already had competition. There were people asking her out on dates, and I was going to move in right away."
Although his companions were not so supportive of his adoration for Burke, this didn't stop him.
Burke felt the same about McRaney's support. One of the most critical issues throughout her life has been her fight with gaining and losing weight because of depression and diabetes.
Regardless of her fluctuating weight, McRaney kept her on the right track. He would always remind her to take care of herself.
"He likes to give me my insulin shots and says it makes him feel like he's taking care of me," Burke once told Diabetic Living.
The actress was grateful to her husband for giving her an incredible support system and helping her recuperate from crises in her life.
The couple did a renewal of their vows once. According to McRaney, his wife wrote into the vows that they will embrace each other's insanity.