Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood gave 96-year-old Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, 93, a very special gift to mark the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary. The superstar country couple gave the former president and first lady a red convertible that was built in 1946 — the year they wed.
The Carters married on July 7, 1946, and they threw a large private party for 300 people at the high school auditorium in their hometown of Plains, Ga., on Saturday (July 10) to mark their anniversary.
People reports that Brooks and Yearwood — who have worked extensively with the Carters as part of Habitat for Humanity — met with the couple privately before the party to present the classic car, which the Carters’ close friend Jill Stuckey says was delivered to the couple’s property last Wednesday (July 7). The Secret Service stored the car where the couple wouldn’t see it until the big reveal, and Stuckey says they were “very excited” when they received the gift.
“Bright eyes and big smiles and … very excited time, but there was so much special [about the day] because the people that were here from all aspects of their lives,” she tells People.