These power couples from Houston and Texas are legendary

HOUSTON – These are some of the couples with historic pasts in Houston and Texas. Some come from reality and some from the imaginations of creative people with an eye for the Lone Star State.


President George HW Bush and Barbara Bush

The former president and his wife lived in Houston after his political career ended in 1993. Although Bush is known as “a scion of the East Coast establishment, a product of Greenwich, Connecticut, of the Phillips Academy and Yale University”, the Wall Street Journal noted, he lived the rest of his life until his death at age 94 in Houston, his adopted home. They were often seen around town and at Astros baseball games.

US President George HW Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush share a laugh on stage at one of their inaugural balls on January 20, 1989. (CNP/Getty Images))

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush reside in Dallas, but they also have a ranch in Crawford, Texas, seen here in this Architectural Digest article.

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Joel and Victoria Osteen

Lakewood Church pastors, Joel and Victoria Osteen, live in River Oaks in Houston. The couple met at a jewelry store and married in 1987. The couple are now heads of the Megachurch of Houston and televangelist around the world through their shows and books.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 02: Joel and Victoria Osteen visit SiriusXM Studios on April 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) (2019Santiago Felipe)

Tony Buzbee and Frances Moody

Attorney Tony Buzbee and Frances Moody wed in 2021. The Houston couple live in River Oaks.

Tony Buzbee and Francis Moody (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Denali Foundation)

Jim “Mattress Mack” and Linda McIngvale

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and his wife, Linda McIngvale, are staples in Houston. Through their business, Gallery Furniture, and occasional mentions in the news — for things like helping facilitate a tiger rescue — the prominent couple remain a household name in the Houston area.

HOUSTON, TX – MAY 04: Honorees Linda McIngvale (left) and Jim McIngvale attend the 2018 Fifth Annual UNICEF Houston Gala at The Post Oak Houston on May 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for UNICEF) (2018 Getty Images)
Linda McIngvale, wife of Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale, helps India recover the tiger

Carlos Correa and Daniela Correa

Astros star Carlos Correa and his wife, pageant queen Daniela Correa, wed in 2019 and the couple gave birth to their first child in 2021. They reportedly live in the Hyde Park area of ​​Montrose.

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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and his wife Daniella Correa Rodriguez are expecting their first child. (KRPC)
Daniella and Carlos Correa (Correa Family Foundation)
Daniella Rodriguez, former Miss Texas, talks to Carlos Correa of ​​the Houston Astros after Game 7 of the World Series of Baseball on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. Correa proposed to Rodriguez after the match. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Former Miss Texas Daniella Rodriguez shows off her engagement ring past Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa after Game 7 of the World Series of Baseball Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jose and Nina Altuve

The Astros slugger and his wife Nina and their two children live in Houston. The couple have been married since 2006.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros poses with his wife, Nina, and daughter after beating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series for move on to the World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Getty Images 2021)

Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall

Famous model and star of “The Anna Nicole Show” Anna Nicole Smith and oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II lived in a Houston-area home during their short marriage. In 1994, Smith and Marshall married. She was 26 years old. He was 89. He died less than two years later.

American television personality and model Anna Nicole Smith, who first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year, was born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston, Texas. She would also become known for her high-profile second marriage to oil business tycoon J. Howard Marshall, 62 years her senior; here! reality TV show “The Anna Nicole Show”; and his death on February 8, 2007 from a prescription drug overdose. (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
A photograph of Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall II sits next to Marshall’s casket. Anna Nicole Smith attends the memorial service for her husband J. Howard Marshall, who died at the age of 90. The memorial is held on August 8, 1995 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Greg Smith/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Pictures)

Chris Shepherd and Lindsey Folger Brown

Houston restaurateur Chris Shepherd and public relations expert Lindsey Folger Brown live and work in Houston. The couple married in 2020. Shepherd continues her efforts to help restaurant workers through Southern Smoke. public relations firm of Folger Brown, Lindsey Brown Public Relationshas clients in the high-end restaurant industry, including her husband’s advertising work.

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Chris Berger (John Davidson)
Lindsey Brown and Chris Shepherd (Erin Woolsey)

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton are renting a home in Houston. The couple tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Italy in 2017. Since then, Upton gave birth to a baby girl, Genevieve Upton Verlander, in 2018.

Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with model Kate Upton and the MVP trophy after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 to win Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and his family, via his wife Kate Upton’s Instagram (Kate Upton via Instagram)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with fiancee Kate Upton after the Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Pictures)

Alex and Reagan Bregman

Houston Astros star Alex Bregman and Reagan Bregman got married in December 2020. The couple live in Houston.

Reagan Howard shares his engagement to Astros player Alex Bregman on his Instagram account. (Instagram @reaganelizabeth)
Alex Bregman and his fiancée Reagan Howard on the partnership with the Houston Food Bank | HOUSTON LIFE | CPRC 2
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Reagan Howard are married, according to the bride’s Instagram account. (KRPC)
Reagan and Alex Bregman explain how to get your hands on ‘Breggy Bomb’ salsa | HOUSTON LIFE | CPRC 2

Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker

Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker are the infamous outlaws who murdered a number of people in various robberies in the 1930s. Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in January 1930. Here is a Fascinating FBI report of their crimes and eventual death in 1934 when authorities ambushed them in Louisiana, shooting their vehicle and ending their crime spree in the South.

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (FBI)

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Waco’s “Fixer Upper” duo are now media moguls. Their journey from HGTV stars to DIY Network revamp to Magnolia Network has made them a household name that goes beyond canvas and white paint. The couple married in 2003. They have five children together.

This image posted by Magnolia Network shows Chip and Joanna Gaines from the sixth season of “Fixer Upper.” Magnolia Network, a joint venture between the Gaineses and Discovery, Inc. will launch on July 15. (Lisa Petrole/Magnolia Network via AP) (© 2020 Magnolia Discovery Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.)

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JR and Sue Ellen Ewing

If you love “Dallas,” you loved watching the highs and lows of JR and Sue Ellen’s love story. Take a ride in their love lane – with all its speed bumps – here.

JR (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). (2006 Getty Images)
A group portrait of the Ewing family from the American soap opera ‘Dallas’, circa 1980. Standing, left to right: Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Pam (Victoria Principal), Jock (Jim Davis, 1909 – 1981), Lucy ( Charlene Tilton), JR (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). Seated: Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes, 1922 – 2005) (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) (2006 Getty Images)

sissy and bud

In “Urban Cowboy”, Sissy and Bud are in love with the Houston area as their backdrop. The film tells the story of the young couple who marry and then have a turbulent relationship as independent Sissy and traditional Bud try to find their own way. There is also a mechanical bull contest.

CIRCA 1980s: Actor John Travolta and Debra Winger talk in a scene from the Paramount Pictures film ‘Urban Cowboy’ circa 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) (2014 Getty Images)

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