When you met Willie in third grade, what was your reaction?
I thought he was the cutest thing I had ever seen. Looking back on it now, it’s hard to believe I met the man I was going to marry (22 years ago) in third grade, but there was just something about him. Of course, I didn’t know I was going to marry him, but I was certainly smitten.
I love working with Willie. We certainly have our moments when we disagree and have to argue it out, but we respect one another and ultimately always remember what is most important and somehow eventually come to
What do you make of your celebrity status?
It’s a little bit nuts to look up from eating lunch and realize that people are taking pictures of you on their cellphones. But it is what it is. There is nothing magical about being a celebrity or about us.
We just happen to have a television show that a lot of people love. We work hard at what we do, and we are grateful for the success and opportunities it has brought us. We know it won’t last forever, so we just take it as it comes and try to do our best with the platform we have been given.
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