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Here's everything you need to know about Ricky Lauren.

by Tasha Mayberry


Ralph Lauren and his wife, Ricky Lauren, have been married for nearly 60 years.

The pair met in 1964 and married about six months later. Ricky, who often serves as Ralph’s muse, has been by the designer’s side as he built his fashion empire. She has also established an impressive career of her own as an author, artist, and photographer. Together, they have raised three children and now have several grandchildren.

Though Ralph and Ricky are relatively private about their relationship, they have occasionally shared their love for each other publicly. In a 2011 interview with, Ricky revealed that friendship is the secret to their marriage.

“Ralph is my best friend, and I’m just so comfortable with him, and he is with me as well — we could be ourselves,” she said. “We see the world as a team.”

She continued: “[He] was something that completed me, and he was also very thoughtful and kind to my parents.”

So, who is Ralph Lauren’s wife? Here’s everything to know about Ricky Lauren and her relationship with the designer.

She was raised in New York City

Ricky (born Ricky Ann Loew-Beer) was raised in New York City, where she majored in English at Hunter College, according to the Los Angeles Times. Later, she taught fifth grade in the Bronx.

After marrying Ralph, Ricky pursued her interest in photography.

She and Ralph first crossed paths in 1964.

Ralph and Ricky met at an eye doctor’s office in N.Y.C. in 1964. Ricky was working as a receptionist while attending Hunter College, and Ralph came in for an appointment. As soon as he saw her, he asked her out on a date.

During a 2012 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Ricky described their first date. Ralph picked her up in a green Morgan sports car and took her to a pancake house in upstate New York. She shared stories about studying Shakespeare and Chaucer.

Ricky recalled, “Then I started reciting The Canterbury Tales, and he said, ‘This is a very strange girl, very odd. She’s beautiful, but she’s strange.’”

She and Ralph tied the knot in December 1964

Ralph and Ricky married on December 20, 1964, about six months after they got engaged. Reportedly, Ralph proposed to her on their first date.

“You have to do what you think is important, and sometimes two people think the same things are important,” Ricky told the L.A. Times in 1990 about how they make their marriage work. “You ride the waves — both the crest and the trough. Just to exist is the thing. Marriage is not about the good parts or the bad parts. It’s just participation.”

In 2014, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at an estate in Mexico. Their son, David Lauren, posted a photo to commemorate the milestone.

“Today is the 50th anniversary of my parents’ wedding!” David wrote on Instagram. “Their love and kindness inspire me every day!”

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