9 Notable Valley Couples From the Past and Present

From FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, these famous couples have also called the Valley home.


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Albany

Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Albany 
He was a Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury; she was the co-founder of the first private orphanage in New York City. 

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Columbia

Nick and Sarah Suarez, Germantown
They are the owners of Gaskins, a Best of Hudson Valley-winning restaurant

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Dutchess

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, Hyde Park
He was our 32nd president; she was a First Lady, chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and later chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. 

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Greene

Rubén and Corinne Garcia, Coxsackie 
They were a famous nightclub dance team who used the stage names Tito and Corinne Valdez. 

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Orange

William Bull and Sarah Wells Bull, Goshen
She was the first white female settler in Goshen; their marriage was the first recorded in the Town of Goshen, in 1718. 

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Putnam

George and Libby Pataki, Philipstown 
He was the 53rd Governor of New York; she is the former director of the Putnam County Visitors Bureau. 

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Rockland

Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur, Upper Nyack​
She was an Academy Award-winner (Best Actress, The Sin of Madelon Claudet) and a Tony Award- winner. He was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright. 

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Ulster

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, Marbletown
He is an award-winning actor (BAFTA in 2007), best known for his film portrayal of James Bond; she is an Academy Award-winner (Best Supporting Actress, The Constant Gardener). 

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Westchester

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Pound Ridge
He was nominated last year for a Golden Globe for his role in the film Deadpool; she has earned multiple People’s Choice Awards for her role in the TV show Gossip Girl.

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