- Rosalynn Carter, 96, is in hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia
- She has been battling dementia for several months; Jimmy Carter is also in hospice care at the couple’s home
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered into hospice care at her home, her family announced today.
She and former President Jimmy Carter, 99, are ‘spending time together,’ they added.
Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care at their home in Georgia for several months.
They are the longest married couple in U.S. presidential history, meeting when Jimmy was just three years old and Rosalynn was a newborn.
They celebrated their 77nd wedding anniversary on July 7, 2023.
The couple first dated in 1945. A then 20-year-old Jimmy was attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and stole a kiss from Rosalynn on their first date. He later told his mother he wanted to marry her.
The pair have four children, and 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren together.