World famous recording idol Brenda Lee surprised everyone at 18 when she married her boyfriend of not (even) more than six months, Ronnie Shacklett. But to her family and management, this was beyond surprising. Marrying at her age and at the peak of her career was disappointing – to a point that no member of Brenda’s family were present at her wedding. But Brenda Lee and Ronnie Shacklett proved that they are long-lasting. This year, the couple will be celebrating 60 years of marriage, and they are definitely thriving.
Let’s take a look back at how everything started.