Lynda Carter penned down a heart touching tribute after the death of her husband, Robert A. Altman.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on March 31, 2021. It has since been updated.
Losing your loved one is like losing a piece of your heart. The pain cannot be put in words and it stays around for too long. 69-year-old Lynda Carter was forced to bid farewell to her husband of 37 years, Robert A. Altman. The 73-year-old man died of cancer. Carter who starred in Wonder Woman was incredibly proud to call herself her "husband’s wife", according to Closer Weekly.
Recently, the grieving widow spoke of her late husband. "Robert is the love of my life and he always will be. Our 37 years of marriage were an extraordinary gift. We shared the passion I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were each other’s champions always," said the mother of two. She further added, "We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James. They are the lights of my life, and were the greatest joy of Robert’s. I see so much of Robert in them, and I know he lives on through them."
She continued: "To all the fans who have shared their condolences: Jessica, James, and I want to say thank you. We especially love hearing about the times you met Robert at concerts or through his work in the gaming world. He loved meeting you and hearing your stories," according to Today.
Carter went on to add a personal note to her husband. She spoke of how grateful she was to have him as her husband. Referring to him as "the most honorable person" she has had the "privilege" of knowing, she wrote, "I got to be your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for giving me all the love in my life. Nothing could prepare our family for this moment, but we will do our best to follow our dreams and honor the legacy you’ve left behind. I will love you always and forever."
Carter and Altman tied the knot in 1984. Though they faced many challenges in their marriage, the couple stuck together. Altman who was a successful lawyer was convicted for banking fraud in the early 1990s. However, Carter did not lose faith in him and their relationship. Years later, the couple pushed through their dark phase and Altman became the CEO of a multibillion-dollar company. According to Closer, Carter also stood by her beloved husband when he was put in rehab for addiction in 1997. "Lynda kept his illness pretty quiet. She never planned on losing Robert like this. It’s never fair, but they had plans. They were supposed to grow old together," said a source close to the couple.
After Altman's death, Carter shared throwback pictures and recalled their joyous times together. On what would have been Altman's 74th birthday, Carter wrote, "Today brings back all the wonderful memories of our life together. I didn’t think it was possible to miss you more than I already do, but I feel your presence in my heart. Thinking of you on your birthday, my love."
Today, Carter lives with the precious memories left behind by Altman. Their love is indeed special.