In 1968, 13 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter, of the famed Carter Family, during a live performance in London, Ontario. The couple married on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. They had one child together, John Carter Cash, born March 3, 1970. Cash and Carter continued to work together and tour for 35 years until Carter's death in 2003. Cash died four months later.
Johnny Cash and June Carter on their wedding day, March 1, 1968. Their marriage lasted 35 years. When June died in 2003, Johnny was devastated. At her funeral, Johnny had to be helped from his wheelchair to view his wife’s face one last time. At a family gathering, he said, “I don’t know hardly what to say tonight about being up here without her. The pain is so severe; there is no way of describing it.” Johnny Cash died less than four months later.
Walk the Line - June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) told Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) that the only time he was allowed to speak to her was when they were onstage, she probably didn’t have a public proposal in mind!