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George H.W. Bush never said 'No' to Barbara: 'That's why they stayed married'

After his father, George H.W. Bush, died at age 94 Friday and his mother, Barbara Bush, died at age 92 in April, former President George W. Bush is remembering his parents’ remarkable marriage.

On “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the younger Bush, 72, reflected on the former first couple’s 73 years of marriage — the longest union in presidential history.

“When I talked to your mom last time, she said that he never says ‘No’ to her,” host Norah O’Donnell said to the 43rd president, according to a CBS News transcript.

“Well, that’s why they stayed married for 70 years,” he replied. “It’s a true love story. As Mother said, ‘It’s the only man I ever kissed.'”

And the younger Bush was there for most of the marriage. Looking back on his younger years, he said that when his dad first rented a duplex for the family in Texas, “our neighbors in this duplex were hookers.”

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“We shared the bathroom with them,” he noted. “I thankfully was not old enough to know.”

In an additional excerpt from “60 Minutes,” George W. Bush recalled the paternal side of the politician.

“He was a great father,” he said. “He gave us unconditional love. Some of us tested it, I might add. There was no doubt about how much he loved us, which I think is a very important gift that a father can give to his children.”

George W. Bush shared a glimpse at his parents’ romance when he posted an Instagram photo of the lovebirds walking arm in arm toward an awaiting helicopter.

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” he wrote on behalf of his siblings.

“George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” he continued. “The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for the 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

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