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Billy Graham's relationship with Ruth Bell ended when Ruth Bell died on June 14, 2007. They had been married for 63.8 years.

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Billy Graham

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Why Famous: Billy Graham Crusades

Age: 99 (11/7/1918 - 2/21/2018)


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Ruth Bell

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Why Famous: Widow of Billy Graham

Age: 87 (6/10/1920 - 6/14/2007)


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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 8/13/1943 63.8 years
Deceased 6/14/2007 --
 Total63.8 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Virginia Leftwich 'Gigi'9/194572 yrs.FemaleBiological
Anne Morrow5/194870 yrs.FemaleBiological
Ruth Bell12/195067 yrs.FemaleBiological
William Franklin7/14/195265 yrs.MaleBiological
Nelson Edman5/195860 yrs.MaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Billy Graham and Ruth Bell meet?

They were high school classmates.

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Other Relationship Information about Billy Graham and Ruth Bell:

They married two months after graduation and later lived in a log cabin designed by Ruth in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Montreat, North Carolina.

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Classic Quotes by Billy Graham and Ruth Bell about their relationship:

"Ruth and I don't have a perfect marriage, but we have a great one. For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic." Billy Graham
"I saw her walking down the road towards me and I couldn't help but stare at her as she walked. She looked at me and our eyes met and I felt that she was definitely the woman I wanted to marry." Billy Graham
"[He] wanted to please God more than any man I'd ever met." Ruth Bell

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