Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have what so many people are searching for, a love that has stood the test of time. Even now 50 years later, they are still very much in love with one another and have an enviable formula for their lasting romance that they share with us.
The “First Couple of Pop & Soul” first came together a few months before joining the legendary R&B singing group, The 5th Dimension. And they carefully nurtured a connection that would be lasting. Despite what folks would assume, the couple’s relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing. Marilyn and Billy do admit that their love did have very difficult challenges, but the tests were a strengthening power, a kind of glue that kept them together during the hard times.
Both Marilyn and Billy realized long ago that they are each buckled down with a person whom they genuinely respect, admire, love, and most importantly, like. The fact that they genuinely like each other is the reason why their foundation has been unshakeable. What has also cushioned them both to the hard landing of human fallibility, is the reverence and love they have for their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Despite having earned a total of 7 Grammy Awards, 15 gold and 3 platinum records, Marilyn and Billy refuse to retire their mics because performing fuels them. The pair admitted that what also makes them most happy these days is just knowing that they are by each other’s side. Even if one partner is upstairs and the other is downstairs, they rest easier when they are close to each other.