Darryl and Cassandra Carrington have been together for 30 years and married for 28 years.

Who talked to who first? Cassandra: Darryl pulled me over on the 405 Freeway in a 930 Black Sexy Porsche in Los Angeles California like he was the police. So, I had to talk to him.

Who said "I love you" first? That’s hard to say because we really said it at the same moment and time! *wink! wink!

Did you go to the same school? No, we were not even in the same city and state.

Where do you go the most as a couple? We both enjoy attending “Live Jazz Events” or either putting up a tent at the beach when we lived in California, also supporting friends and community events.

Who is the neat-freak? We both are equal. But Cassandra is much more organized.

Who is the most stubborn? He is … most definitely!

Who wakes up earlier? Oh, that’s easy … Darryl is up at the crack of dawn asking, “Who wants waffles?”

Where was your first date? Gladstone’s Malibu Beach Pacific Coast Highway California

Who has the craziest exes? I have never met ANY of his exes but, I’m sure at least one of them must be crazy. LOL

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What is your secret to making marriage work? There is no secret, it’s more akin to luck (like success and health). To know that, and appreciate it, helps to keep from judging other, less successful, marriages.

How did you figure out the household chores? We just know what needs to be done.

What have you learned to appreciate about your spouse that you did not know when you were first married? The faults.

What aspect of marriage were you most pleasantly surprised by? The union aspect. Honestly, the vow – “till death do us part,” is a profound vow when taken honestly. Darryl put a crown on my head and said, “With this crown I will slay, love, kill and die for.” All his words are still true!

What do you think is the most challenging part of

being married? Because of the distractions, it’s a challenge to move forward evenly yoked.

What has been the greatest obstacle you have faced over the years?

Darryl: Losing it all and rebuilding it back. Cassandra’s willingness to risk her life to bring life into our lives; we have 2 healthy beautiful children. Cassandra has had many health scares and never showed her fear, but put her faith in God!

Our best asset has become, in a few incidences, our greatest liability – family.

What’s one thing that your spouse does that makes you feel glad you married years ago? Darryl: Growing and aging with grace. I mean look at Cassandra! She’s beautiful!

Cassandra: I agree and he still does it for me!

If you could have been given a key piece of advice before marrying, what would it have been?

Maybe that, “death is not something that happens to life, but rather it happens in life”.

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