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Tony Bennett Met His Wife Susan Crow In 1966—When She Was Still In Her Mother's Womb!

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It’s not the typical how-I-met-my-spouse story, but it’s certainly interesting! Long before Tony Bennett married Susan Crow, he’d actually met her when she was inside her mother’s womb! Read the full story here!

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Tony Bennett, now 90, has lived a long and full life. Born Anthony Benedetto, the Italian-American singer has achieved the rare success of saving his career and appealing to the younger generations without reinventing himself or his sound.

He first came to prominence in 1951 with “Because of You.” After his success in the 50’s and early 60’s, his marriage to first wife Patricia fell apart. They had two kids together, Danny and Dae.

He went on to marry actress Sandra Grant in 1971, and they also had two kids, Joanna and Antonia. But as his career declined in the age of rock, so too did his marriage to Sandra.

After the 70’s, he reached out to his sons Danny and Dae to help save his career. Their business savvy and Tony’s musical talent combined to introduce a new generation to classic songs like “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

In the late 80’s, he began dating Susan Crow, a woman 40 years younger than him. After 20 years of dating, they married in 2007.

And somewhere along the way, they realized that their history started at the very beginning of Susan’s life. Tony just published his memoir Just Getting Started that details how he met Susan’s parents, Marion and Dayl Crow in 1966 when they attended his concert in New York.

The couple took a picture with Tony backstage, and they didn’t know it yet, but Susan was also present at the meeting! “As fate would have it, Marion was pregnant at the time with…Susan! It’s a photo we all laugh about, knowing the incredible turn of events that followed.”

Incredible indeed. Susan was raised on a diet of Tony Bennet songs, and as a teenager, she was the president of a Tony Bennet fan club in San Francisco. Then, when she was 19, she got to see the singer and asked to meet him backstage after a show.

“It tickled me that someone of her age was so devoted to my music. I not only agreed to say hello to her backstage but asked her to be my date for the evening, and that’s how it all really began, foreshadowed by a backstage photo taken in 1966!” he wrote.

And yes, Bennett does address the age difference in his book. “I can’t say that we didn’t notice the age difference when we first met. But I can say that after all of these years together, we don’t notice it much now. We’re compatible in all ways.”

“She’s brought balance and contentment into my life. Her goodness and the peace at the center of her soul have helped me to think straight, live well, and, I’m quite sure, live longer.”

Together the two opened the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in honor of Frank Sinatra. The public high school is situated in Queens and reportedly has a high graduation rate.

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