Delta Burke’s husband has stood by her for 33 years – even when through sickness and weight gain

An excellent marriage can endure anything. Many people today take their marriage vows for granted and no longer honor them.

However, Gerald McRaney and Delta Burke have been married for more than three decades.

To find out more about the difficulties this couple has faced, keep reading…

Gerald McRaney knew he wanted to ask Delta Burke out as soon as they met. But with so many guys interested in her, he was also well aware of his rivals. When he first asked her out, he remembers thinking, “I wasn’t going to let her get away. I was already up against rivals. She was being asked out on dates by other people, and I intended to move in immediately.

McRaney felt a connection right away and knew she was the one. He proposed to her on their second date. However, the couple didn’t make things official until May 28 of 1989, two years later.

Even though it took longer than McRaney had hoped, he was nonetheless glad to have found the girl of his dreams!

This was McRaney’s third marriage, but it was Burke’s first. But he was determined to make it last this time. Even though the couple was much in love, other individuals didn’t think their marriage was a smart idea. Particularly, a few of McRaney’s acquaintances forbade him. But he consistently rejected each of those arguments. Why not? he recalled saying. They are the only ones who can comprehend this madness. And she complies. No big deal if I call her at two in the morning while I’m on location. She is aware.

Since they both worked in the entertainment world, they were familiar with one another’s struggles. As a result, they could support and advise one another on any problems they might run into.

They are also one another’s biggest supporters when they achieve something. When McRaney won a Primetime Emmy award for his performance in “This Is Us,” Burke happened to be his biggest cheerleader. She stood in the audience, with tears in her eyes, cheering on her beloved husband.

In his years as an actor, McRaney claimed to have received a lot of feedback, but Burke is the only one he takes seriously. He can trust her when she says a performance is good or needs improvement.

The strength of their marriage was put to the test in 1998. Burke’s grandma passed away, and her mother was soon given a breast cancer diagnosis. She also took a break from acting following a disagreement with the producers of her TV series “Designing Women.”

While the actress was appearing on the show, viewers started to notice that she was gaining weight. It came out that she had hypoglycemia, which contributed to an increase in her weight.

She struggled mightily with her weight. Type 2 diabetes was eventually brought on by dieting mixed with ineffective hypoglycemia management. She struggled to even receive a diagnosis while seeing various doctors. Burke recalls, “I was on the road a lot. I was tired. My body didn’t feel right. I knew something was wrong, but nobody could tell me what,” Burke said. “They said I had Epstein-Barr. I knew it was something else. Then one doctor did the right tests and told me I had diabetes.”

She paid little attention to her personal needs at the time because she was also taking care of her mother. Her doctor advised her to change her diet in order to avoid the need for insulin therapy even though she was taking medication for her ailment.

Her mother managed to get better after a protracted battle. Burke praised her spouse for being there for her, making sure she took her medication, and generally looking out for her. In 2004, McRaney also won his battle with lung cancer.

She now uses insulin and is grateful to McRaney for helping to look after her, particularly by giving her insulin shots. She said, “He loved me when I got as big as a house… He has loved me through my up times and my down times. He still thinks my body looks great, and I can certifiably tell you it does not!”

The couple maintains an active lifestyle and looks after each other’s health. Burke claims that her health is now finally good.

Delta Burke has no present intentions to start acting again. Although he also mentioned that he would want to work with her once more, her spouse McRaney doesn’t believe she will go back to acting.

McRaney does not aim to retire, but the pair does intend to move there soon after purchasing a home in central Florida. Although they are not married, they have dedicated their lives to caring for McRaney’s three children from a previous union.

The couple has set an example for the rest of the world and Hollywood regarding keeping your wedding vows. We are giving them all of our love and best wishes. To demonstrate to others what a devoted and stable marriage looks like, share this with them.

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