Ina Garten Is Celebrating Her 50th Wedding Anniversary With Husband Jeffrey All Week Long

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Ina Garten and her husband Jeffrey have worked hard at their marriage, which turns 50 this year, and so it is only appropriate that the Food Network star stretch out the celebrations for as long as possible. For an entire week, Garten, 70, is sharing a series of throwback photos of herself and Jeffrey, 72, on her Instagram account in honor of their union.

The first image in the series went up Monday, along with a sweet caption by Garten recounting how she and Jeffrey had excitedly departed for their honeymoon after their wedding.

“Instead of celebrating our 50th Anniversary (yikes!) just on the day (this coming Saturday), Jeffrey and I decided to celebrate it all week long!” she wrote alongside the black-and-white snapshot. “So I’m starting with a photograph of Jeffrey and me leaving our wedding for our honeymoon, tennis racquets in hand. It’s been an amazing 50 years!!!”

A second image, which Garten posted Tuesday, shows the pair in totally groovy ‘70s outfits, smiling together posing amongst greenery.


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And then there was the four month camping trip in Europe in 1971. How about those outfits and the ‘70’s hair??

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“And then there was the four month camping trip in Europe in 1971,” she captioned the faded photograph. “How about those outfits and the ‘70s hair??”

Also on Tuesday, Garten popped by the Today show to chat about their decades-long relationship, and the hard work it takes to sustain a loving marriage. And, relatedly, the actual simplicity of it all.

“It’s just the luck of the draw,” she said. “I think you marry someone who thinks you’re just the most important thing in the world, and you think he’s the most important thing in the world. It’s that simple, isn’t it? People make it so complicated.”

Back in February, the Barefoot Contessa host explained that one easy way to show your love for one another is to cook a nice meal either together or for the other person. “I think the best way you can express love by cooking for someone is figure out what they like—not what you like, what they like—and make it for them. And they’ll feel really good.”

And in addition to celebrating their love on social media, the couple are also planning to go all out and spend time together all this week.

“He’s going to take me to a very special restaurant, and then we’re going to go to Paris on Thursday,” she said Tuesday. “I get the week off.”

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