The Truth About Connie Chung And Maury Povich's Marriage

One of the most iconic and longstanding couples in the television industry is none other than Connie Chung and Maury Povich. The power couple has been married for 36 years as of this writing, and they share a son, Matthew, who they adopted in 1995, per Closer Weekly.

Chung, a veteran journalist, first met Maury star Povich when they were both working in the news department of WTTG in Washington, D.C, as they told Megyn Kelly during an episode of the now-defunct, of Megyn Kelly TODAY. Back then, Chung remarked that Povich was "a big star in Washington, D.C" while she was just a "copy person." Chung went on to become a pioneer for women journalists, and Povich's talk show is now going on its 24th season as of this writing.

The two have both had impressive careers of their own in journalism and television, but what is perhaps even more incredible is their successful, long marriage. While the Maury show is most famous for exposing adultery, dealing with wild teenagers, and revealing the results of paternity tests, to name a few dramas, Chung and Povich's marriage is quite the opposite. In fact, it's delightfully boring, as evidenced by Povich's one gripe about Chung. "Connie is never on time," he joked to People

So, what is the secret behind their happy marriage, which began in December 1984? Read on to learn all about what makes this powerhouse couple such a good one.

Inside Connie Chung and Maury Povich's lighthearted romance

Just watching Connie Chung and Maury Povich do interviews together, it is obvious they both have a good sense of humor and like to poke fun at each other. "Both Maury and I don't take ourselves seriously," Chung told Closer Weekly. "People in our business in television news are ridiculous. They become bigger than life in their own minds. And you can't fit their heads in Madison Square Garden!"

Despite the pressures that come with reaching their level of success in the television industry, it is clear they still know how to have fun and keep things light. During an April 2018 appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY, host Megyn Kelly joked that the two of them are a "stand-up comedy routine." She recounted a time when Chung jokingly asked Povich who his celebrity partner in a celebrity golfing tournament was, poking fun at his status as the "celebrity." Chung gets an A+ for that hilarious burn in our humble opinion!

The antics don't stop there, though. During a November 2015 interview with the Television Academy Foundation discussing how they met, Chung quipped, "He never paid any attention to me, I was walking around in miniskirts and everything. And nothing." However, things changed around the time that Povich got divorced as well as fired from KNXT in Los Angeles, where he co-anchored the news with Chung. Povich sarcastically said, "I always say that the key to Connie Chung's heart is first she must pity you and then she can love you."

Connie Chung and Maury Povich support one another

Being in the same field is no cause for competition between Connie Chung and Maury Povich, and the couple is very supportive of one another's career.

For Chung, it was hard to break into an industry that was, at the time, almost entirely male-dominated. Chung was the second-ever woman to co-anchor a network newscast, Fox News noted. During a February 2018 segment of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that the couple did, Chung admitted to being sexually harassed every day when she first started her journey of becoming an anchor. Chung revealed during Megyn Kelly TODAY that sexual harassment was, unfortunately, the climate back then, which recent allegations and scandals have confirmed is still an issue in newsrooms. Povich has always been supportive of Chung's sassy, fierce approach to fending off sexual advances, though. He said on the show, "Connie was great because when the men in the business would hit on her she would say 'You're not good looking enough.'" Clearly, Chung's wit is never in short supply.

Chung is equally as supportive of Povich's career. In 2013, Chung surprised her husband on Maury's 2,500th episode by popping out of a cake to celebrate the feat, USA Today reported. The couple even combined their talents and hosted Weekends with Maury and Connie before it got canceled in 2006. It is safe to say Povich and Chung are great examples of success both professionally and personally, and we hope they continue to stay strong.