During an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the first couple of rock ’n’ roll, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — who have worked together for 35 years — share love, laughs and being invincible against all odds.
“We like each other and don’t get sick of each other,” Neil, who's been married to Pat for 33 years, tells Closer. “We finish each other’s sentences, have the same thoughts…” Pat adds, “We always need to be tethered to each other like twins. It’s kinda weird, but it’s good!”
Pat and Neil in October 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Still, “it’s not without its challenges,” says Pat. “But we do things separately that have nothing to do with music, and we’ve learned how to be ‘separated’ when we’re together.”
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Of course, being together for more than 30 years has its secrets. “It’s because I make really good meatballs,” Pat quips. “He’s Sicilian — it’s a big thing!
In the end, 35 years of love has changed the couple for the better. “I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for Patricia,” Neil shares with Closer. “She saved me in so many ways.”
For the full interview with Pat and Neil, pickup the latest issue of 'Closer Weekly,' on newsstands now!
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