A Love Story That Withstood the Test of Time

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

Marriage can be a beautiful journey filled with ups and downs. In a world where vows are sometimes taken for granted, Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney are a shining example of commitment and love. For over three decades, they have stood by each other’s side through various trials and tribulations. Let’s take a closer look at their extraordinary love story.

Love at First Sight

When Gerald McRaney met the talented actress Delta Burke, he knew he had found someone special. Despite fierce competition from other suitors, he wasted no time in asking her out. Their connection was immediate, and on their second date, McRaney mustered up the courage to ask Burke to marry him. Although it took two more years for them to tie the knot, McRaney was overjoyed to have finally found the girl of his dreams.

Against All Odds

While it was Burke’s first marriage, McRaney had been down the aisle twice before. Despite some of his friends’ reservations, McRaney was determined to make this marriage last. Both being part of the entertainment industry, they understood the difficulties and pressures that came along with it. They became each other’s support system, offering advice and assistance whenever needed.

Supporting Each Other’s Dreams

In the entertainment world, success and recognition are hard-fought battles. But Burke and McRaney have always been each other’s biggest supporters. When McRaney won a Primetime Emmy award for his outstanding performance in “This Is Us,” Burke was there, tears of joy streaming down her face, cheering him on. McRaney values her opinion above all others, as he knows she will always give him honest feedback.

A Time of Challenges

In 1998, the foundation of their marriage faced a series of challenges. Burke experienced the loss of her grandmother, followed by her mother being diagnosed with breast cancer. Simultaneously, she was on a hiatus from her acting career due to a disagreement with the producers of “Designing Women.” It was during this time that fans started to notice her weight gain. Unbeknownst to many, Burke was battling hypoglycemia, which led to an increase in weight. Eventually, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Fighting Through Together

Burke’s journey with her health was a difficult one. She struggled to find the right treatments and received misdiagnoses until a doctor finally gave her the correct diagnosis of diabetes. Throughout this challenging period, McRaney stood by her side, diligently ensuring she took her medication and took care of herself. He continued to love her unconditionally, even when her body went through changes. Together, they fought and overcame not only her health issues but also McRaney’s successful battle with lung cancer in 2004.

A Love Like No Other

When it comes to love, Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney exemplify what it means to honor your wedding vows. Their unwavering commitment and support for each other have stood the test of time. They have shown the world that true love can weather any storm. As they embark on their next chapter in central Florida, we send them all the love and well wishes in the world. Share their remarkable story to inspire others about the beauty of a loving and solid marriage.