“Forty-four years later, and he still cleans up pretty well. Happy anniversary, Bill!” Hillary wrote on Friday night, sharing a photo of the couple dressed to the nines on a red carpet.
Bill responded just as sweetly, tweeting a retro photo of him and his wife on their wedding day. “And after forty four years I’m still looking up to you, as happy today as I was then,” he wrote.
The power couple met at Yale Law School in 1970 and began dating one year later. They wed on October 11, 1975, at their Fayetteville, Arkansas home. According to Biography, prior to the proposal, Bill bought the home in secret after Hillary noted her appreciation. The moment they became engaged, Bill told Hillary she was a homeowner.
Forty-four years later, and he still cleans up pretty well.
In 2015, Bill told Time that he worked hard to convince Hillary to settle down. “I asked her to marry me three times before she said yes,” he said. “And the first time I said, ‘I want you to marry me but you shouldn’t do it.’”
Instead, Bill told his future wife to pursue a political career. Bill said Hillary replied, “Oh my God … I’ll never run for office. I’m too aggressive, and nobody will ever vote for me.”
That year, Hillary told Lena Dunham why she hesitated to marry the two-term president. "I was terrified about losing my identity and getting lost in the kind of wake of Bill's force-of-nature personality. I actually turned him down twice when he asked me to marry him. He asked, we were in England on a trip after law school graduation. He asked me to marry him. I said, 'You know, I can't say yes. No, I can't do that right now.' And then, about a year later he asked me again, and I said 'No.' He said, 'Well, I'm not asking you again until you're ready to say yes.' And that was a large part of the ambivalence and the worry that I wouldn't necessarily know who I was or what I could do if I got married to someone who was going to chart a path that he was incredibly clear about."
Recently, Hillary said staying married to Bill was her “gutsiest” move yet during an appearance on “Good Morning America” to promote her new project, The Gutsy Book of Women, co-written with daughter Chelsea Clinton. Answering a direct question on the topic, Hillary said, "I think the gutsiest thing I’ve ever done, well, personally, [is] make the decision to stay in my marriage.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton falling in love throwbacks
Bill and Hillary Clinton falling in love throwbacks
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton comforts Hillary Rodham Clinton on the set of the news program '60 Minutes' after a stage light unexpectedly broke loose from the ceiling and knocked her down, January 26, 1992. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Certain Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton (R) is applauded by his wife Hillary 14 July 1992, before his address to the Women's Caucus of the 1992 Democratic National Convention, New York. Clinton is campaigning in New York along with his running mate Sen. Al Gore. (Photo credit should read MARK PHILLIPS/AFP/Getty Images)
1993: American statesman Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, and his wife, lawyer Hillary Rodham Clinton, have a laugh together on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. (Photo by Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: First Lady Hillary Clinton (L) laughs after introducing US President Bill Clinton 27 April in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The President and First Lady were attending a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Kennedy Center. (Photo credit should read RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, : US President Bill Clinton (R) gets a hug from his wife Hillary after the presidential debate 16 October at Shiley Theater at the University of San Diego in California. This is the last debate prior to the 05 presidential election. AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton (R) leans towards US First Lady Hillary Clinton 17 July in the East Room of the White House during a ceremony for the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies Program. Arkansas court watchers are expecting President Clinton to testify by videotape 17 July in the criminal trial of two former associates. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
291964 06: (NO NEWSWEEK - NO USNEWS) President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary dance at an inaugural ball January 20, 1997 in Washington, DC. Clinton attended various inaugural balls after his defeat of Bob Dole in the national presidential election. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Liaison)
PHILADELPHIA, : US President Bill Clinton has his chin pinched by First Lady Hillary Clinton during kick-off ceremonies for the Presidents' Summit for America's Future at the Marcus Foster Stadium 27 April in Philadelphia, PA. The Clintons were joined by the Vice President, and former Presidents Bush, and Carter for the volunteerism campaign. AFP PHOTO PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
ST. THOMAS, UNITED STATES: US President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton dance on the beach of Megan Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 04 January shortly after taking a swim. The President and his family concluded their vacation on the tropical island and are returning to Washington. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 10: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) U.S President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton smile at each other during a Democratic Business Leaders event September 10, 1998 in Washington D.C. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
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Hillary expanded on her answer by telling GMA, "Publicly, politically, run for president and keep going. Just get up every day and keep going."