‘She Knew How to Love Somebody:’ Nancy Reagan’s Son Says She Was Lonely After Ronald Reagan Died

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March 7, 2016

Nancy and Ronald Reagan were inseparable.

Ronald Reagan with his wife Nancy and their children Patti and baby Ronald Junior circa 1960 in Hollywood, California.

The former President and first lady's son, Ron Reagan Jr., spoke to the Today show on Monday, in the wake of his mother's death, recalling his parent's unfailing love.

March 7, 2016

Nancy and Ronald Reagan were inseparable.

Ronald Reagan with his wife Nancy and their children Patti and baby Ronald Junior circa 1960 in Hollywood, California.

The former President and first lady's son, Ron Reagan Jr., spoke to the Today show on Monday, in the wake of his mother's death, recalling his parent's unfailing love.

"Once they had bonded together they really were inseparable. I mean, it sounds cliché," the 57-year-old said.

"I don't think that they ever spent a day a part where they didn't call, speak on the phone. He wrote her letters all her life, all his life. They were in love and they stayed in love for 52 some odd years."

Nancy died of congestive heart failure on Sunday. She was 94.

Her spokesperson said in a statement that the former first lady will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her late husband who died on June 5, 2004.

Ron Jr. said his father's death changed Nancy.

"She was lonely without him, and said as much," he said. "She missed him terribly."

Nancy will rest much like she lived her life, by her husband's side.

Ron Jr. said his mother was "a woman who was totally dedicated to her husband."

"She loved her husband more than anything in the world and I think that you can make the case that the Ronald Reagan that we all came to know as president would not have existed without Nancy Reagan," he said.

The 57-year-old said his parents' relationship is what comes to mind when he thinks of his mother.

"She knew how to love somebody," he said. "And you can do a lot worse than that in life."


Courtesy: People