While Maury Povich and Connie Chung are on the brink of celebrating 36 years of marital relationship come December, the road to "I do" wasn't exactly smooth sailing.

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In this week's issue of glossesweb.com, the groundbreaking anchorwoman opens up up about the "embarrassing" reason she finally agreed come marry Povich after years of multiple proposals — and it has whatever to perform with the wedding dress!

"We ping-ponged," Povich, 81, says of their six-year non-exclusive relationship. "When one want to get serious, the other one didn't. At one allude I proposed to her, and also she said, 'No, I'm not ready,' and then she asked me if I wanted to gain married, and also I said, 'No, I'm no ready.'"

"Finally, we went top top a expedition to Italy in 1984," Povich says. "I proposed again, and also she said, 'No.' After obtaining home, ns was life in D.C. And Connie in brand-new York City in ~ the time, and also she called me and also said, 'We can acquire married.' i said, 'Really?' She said, 'Yes, due to the fact that I found a dress.'"



For an ext on Maury Povich and Connie Chung, pick up this week's issue of glossesweb.com, top top newsstands Friday
As the couple celebrate your 42-year love story, they additionally share exactly how humor has obtained them through the an excellent and poor times.

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"In 1969, i was a copygirl in ~ a small TV station in Washington, D.C. And he was a big star and also I was simply a kid," Chung recalls of her first interaction through Povich. "I would certainly rip the cable copy turn off the maker and provide it come Mr. Povich. The was an extremely gruff and an extremely matter-of-fact. He never ever looked up. I preserved thinking, 'Maybe sooner or later he'll recognize that I'm a person being.' I functioned there for 2 years and then i left come launch my job — and also I left him in the dust."

"Several years later, after bouncing around the nation from job to job, I ended up in Los Angeles by 1977, and also at that time, ns was the 2nd banana to Connie," says Povich, whose daytime talk display Maury is right now in that is 29th year. "Connie to be the huge anchor star at the CBS affiliate and also I was she co-act prior to they cleaned house. Because Connie to be the only person I actually knew in Los Angeles, I constantly said the means to acquire to Connie's heart is first, she pities you, and also then she deserve to love you. She pitied the reality that i was fired."