Why do I love them so much, you ask (actually...you probably didn't, but that's okay)? They were ridiculously adorable, romantic, passionate, amazing people who were the loves of each other's lives.
1. The way they met.
That caught me off guard. I guess I smiled back uncertainly, but I don't think I said a word. Because in those early days, I was always feeling out of my depth. Even to meet Frank Sinatra was exciting enough. To have him say a thing like that left me dumb-founded.
2. The way they looked at each other.
3. They looked so adorable doing ordinary things.
4. THEIR WEDDING.
Also, Happy!Ava after the wedding, and the honeymoon photo.
They're so happy. It kills me that things ended the way they did.
5. Ava loved him even when he had that godawful mustache. Now that's devotion.
6. They were super cute. (I know, I've already used this one. But I have more cute pictures!)
8. This picture.
Because what the hell is Frank even wearing? And I like that they were hanging out so long after they were divorced. I wish I had this in better quality.
9. This song.
This song is basically Frank and Ava's relationship set to music. They both cheated on each other (Ava more than Frank, I think) and they left, but they would always come back because they truly loved each other. Apparently, after recording this, Frank grabbed his hat and coat and left the recording studio, because he just couldn't take it.
10.Their whole damn romance.
A lot of silly stories have been written about what happened to us in Palm Springs, but the truth is both more and less exciting. We drank, we laughed, we talked, and we fell in love. Frank gave me a lift back to our rented house. We did not kiss or make dates, but we knew, and I think it must have frightened both of us.