On this day, as the Angelina Jolie–Brad Pitt marriage crumbles to dust before our eyes, it’s important to remember that the most cherished celebrity couple in the world is still going strong. Yes, reader: Ina and Jeffrey Garten remain deeply in love.
In Vanity Fair’s famed Proustian questionnaire, the Barefoot Contessa mentions husband Jeffrey no fewer than seven (7) times. Her greatest love? Jeffrey. Her idea of perfect happiness? “Sundays in Paris with Jeffrey.” (Same.) Her preferred way to die? She doesn’t care as long as she and Jeffrey shuffle off from this mortal coil at the same time.
Here are all her answers about Jeffrey:
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Sundays in Paris with Jeffrey. We go to the Sunday market, make a nice lunch, drink a big bottle of Burgundy, and then take a long delicious nap. Heaven.
What is your greatest fear? Pain. I told Jeffrey that if I have a really bad headache just pull the plug.
On what occasion do you lie? When Jeffrey asks how much we’re spending on the garden.
What is your greatest regret? Not marrying Jeffrey sooner.
What or who is the greatest love of your life? That’s easy—Jeffrey.
What is your most treasured possession? The Mini convertible Jeffrey bought me—the top goes down and it’s summer.
How would you like to die? I don’t care as long as Jeffrey and I go together and we end up in a big suite with a view of the ocean.
Ina, we get it!!!!! (Love your work.)