Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross steal the show during a rare appearance in Oklahoma City

Apr 26, 2018
07:36 P.M.
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The couple, who have already shared the screen on several occasions,  shared the stage during the Western Heritage Awards.


Longtime married actors Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross recently shared the stage at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

According to Newsok, the couple stepped on stage in order to host the 58th Annual Western Heritage Awards on Saturday.

As the husband-and-wife co-hosts again got close to the podium, Elliott was trying to figure out which side to stand on to his wife in a funny manner.

This move, which earned him some laughs from the audience, was enhanced when Ross gave him a look only the long-married couples would recognize.


The outlet explained the look as: 'part exasperation and disapproval, mixed with barely contained amusement and adoration.'

The couple long-lasting offered some of their secrets to keep the relationship going strong for years during the event. “You just ride the roller coaster, and hang on tight,” Ross said.

Bravely, the husband explained that the most important secret is wanting to be married for real, claiming that true love is the most important factor in the dynamic.


“You've got to be in love with whoever it is, and you've got to be willing to work at it because it's definitely a two-way street. Once you figure that out, the rest of it is like Katharine said, it's riding the storm, basically," he said.

The Western Heritage Awards annually celebrate works in literature, music, film, and television which reflect the stories and the people of the Western genre.

Winners of the awards receive a “Wrangler,” which is a bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback. It was created by Harold T. Holden, a renowned Oklahoma artist.