Relationship goals! Ryan Seacrest’s parents Connie and Gary Seacrest are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary. On Friday, February 22, Ryan’s mom phoned into On Air With Ryan Seacrest and shared how they celebrated and how their adorable love story began.
“It’s pretty incredible,” Connie gushed. “We went to one of our favorite restaurants Atlas … that’s a big deal for us to [go into the city],” she jokingly added of how they celebrated, revealing the restaurant is a big 20 minutes away.
So how did Connie and Gary meet?
“We knew each other when we grew up in Pennsylvania,” Connie shared, revealing that they met again when she was working in the bridal division at Macy’s in Atlanta when he was in town while working with the army.
“Mutual friends said when he was in Georgia, ‘You should call Connie,’ and I was convinced, like Tanya, I had all these rules, [like] I was going to marry a southern gentleman who had lots of brothers and sisters, and I had the whole list. Well, guess what? When I got to meet Gary again that list went out the window,” Connie gushed. “He has no brothers and sisters, he’s from my home area, I mean, it was just totally love. … When the timing is right, it’s just right.”
Listen back to the sweet on-air moment above.