We are back with another fabulous Power Couple interview with Fawn & Keith Weaver. She’s the creator of Happy Wives Club (HWC), and he is the Happy Husband who has stood beside her for over ten years. In addition to running her successful blog, Fawn is also President of a vacation rental company and Keith is a Senior Executive for a motion picture studio.
This couple leads by example. The true love they have for each other is felt even through a phone conversation. This is a couple who dated for eight months before deciding on a whim to forego the traditional wedding they were planning, and instead elope in Las Vegas in 2003. They realized there was no reason to wait any longer.
Fawn started the HWC because, despite divorce statistics and the images in the media, she knew she couldn’t be the only happy wife. So with Keith’s support, she set out on a mission. What started as just a small group of 5 family members and friends has now grown to over 500,000 members who are “Not Stepford. Not Desperate. We just love our hubbies!”
Just last week, Fawn’s new book, Happy Wives Club launched. The HWC book is Fawn’s journey on a worldwide search for the secrets of a great marriage, by interviewing couples that had been married for 25 years or longer. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the book, and can honestly say: it is not like any marriage book you’ve read before. It’s funny. It’s real. It’s extraordinary. If you’re looking to keep, renew or create a happy marriage, this book is for you.
Check out the interview for a peek inside the lives of this happy power couple.
BMWK: Let’s start with how you guys met. What is your love story?
Keith: The only thing about me telling this story is that she’s going to interrupt and correct. [laughs]. My mother used to be a hairdresser, and more specifically she was Fawn’s hairdresser.
Fawn: This is the part where he gets the story wrong [laughs].
Keith: … but you need to go with my version [laughs]. So ironically, in all of her years and with all the clients that she’s had, my mom has never tried to set me up with anyone. But she described Fawn as being someone who came in and was very poised, and she was quiet and she’d read. I just thought, “This was an odd description of someone”, so it basically just means that she’s literate and quiet [laughs].
So my mom says, “I’ve met your wife. You’ve got to call this girl named Fawn” and I said “Yea, no.” My mom kept building me up to Fawn as well… but she was not interested either. My mom gave me Fawn’s number, and after a lot of pushing, I finally called her. And really, I don’t even know why I did it. Maybe it was just to get my mom off my back. And what developed from there was just an amazing phone conversation, which was interesting because I don’t like to talk on the phone.
I almost didn’t want to spoil our good phone relationship by meeting her in person because my mom didn’t describe what she looked like physically. So in my head, Fawn was just really big on personality, but not so much on looks [laughs]. But after about a month, we agreed to meet and it was at that moment, I knew I wanted to marry her and spend the rest of my life with her.