The couple met in a church. The wife is sure that the secret of their long-term happiness lies in faith
Currently, the majority of people meet their significant others through a dating app, but not too long ago, finding your soulmate required you to venture out into the real world.
Yes, even celebrities had to put in the time and effort to pursue their potential one true love.
Ask Maureen McCormick, 66, who met her future husband at a concert but won him over in church.
From 1969 to 1974, Maureen McCormick is best known for her role as Marcia on The Brady Bunch. McCormick, who was born on August 5, 1956, appeared in several Brady Bunch spin-offs after the sitcom ended.
She struggled with addiction and mental illness during this time.
In 2016, she told People, “I’ve been through a lot of hard times, but I take all those experiences and learn and grow from them.”
She met her future husband at a concert while she was battling cocaine addiction and coming to terms with the fact that her acting career was not turning out as she had hoped.
“I’d never seen him before. He had dark hair, a muscular physique, and chiselled facial features. When I looked directly into his eyes, I thought, “This is the man I will marry.”
McCormick began attending the same Bible studies as Cummings after beginning work. She sat next to him in church as well. The former Brady desired all information regarding Cummings.
And it succeeded! They finally went on their first date after spending more time with him, and the rest is history.
”She was very honest with me from day one. She has always been honest with me, an open book. And I was never worried about her reverting to her old behavior as I figured, whatever comes up, we will just deal with it,” Cummings told Daily Mail in 2015.
McCormick described their relationship as “rapid and passionate,” but it wasn’t always smooth sailing.
McCormick continued to struggle with her drug addiction and sobriety, and as a result, she pushed Cummings away constantly. But he never left.
In her 2008 autobiography, she wrote, “Michael said that he’d made a life-long commitment and decided he was going to work at it until it’s unworkable,” she wrote in her 2008 autobiography. “He thought child stardom had arrested my development, and in many ways he was right.”
The couple, who welcomed a child in 1989, will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary on March 16.
McCormick wrote, “I know there’s one reason that Michael and I managed to stay together through all the heavy-duty ups and downs: our faith,” McCormick wrote. “The two of us had faith that our love, despite all of our problems, was real, strong, durable, and worth sticking around for. Our faith made us believe our love was real.”