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In a rare public outing, Maury Povich and wife Connie Chung spent part of their Friday together at the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

The couple — who celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary earlier this month — were on hand at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel so Chung, 77, could present her husband with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

For the outing, Povich, 84, oozed confidence in a traditional black tuxedo while his lady looked stylish in a hot pink blazer.

Rounding out her overall look, the former Face to Face With Connie Chung journalist accessorized with dangling earrings and a white clutch purse.

After being presented with his award, Povich proudly posed with his wife for photos on the red carpet.

Maury Povich, 84, and wife Connie Chung, 77, pack on PDA as they enjoy rare public outing together at Daytime Emmy Awards in LA

Maury Povich, 84, proudly posed with his wife Connie Chung, 77, after she presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Friday

Some of the pictures taken backstage, where many of the winners were ushered to for media requests, showed Povich with his arm wrapped around Chung’s shoulders.

Others showed the longtime couple holding hands and smiling. 

Before receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award, Povich took to the stage to help pay tribute to the so-called Gold and Silver Circle Inductees: Vernee Watson, Al Schwartz, Christina Knack, Tanya Hart and Patrick Weiland. 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors professionals with Silver Circle status for 25 years or more of distinguished service within the television industry, according to NATAS website.

Similarly, Gold Circle members are recognized for serving the industry for 50 years or more.

Along with their longevity in the industry, Gold and Silver Circle members are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators and volunteers. 

Povich and Chung worked together on several occasions during their time as journalists, starting back in 1969 at WTTG in Washington, D.C. and then again a number of years later.

The Washington, D.C. native headed to the CBS-owned KNXT in Los Angeles where he co-anchored alongside Chung, but was ousted after a six-month stint following a change in the station’s news management. 

Chung, who's had an acclaimed career as a news anchor and reporter, had the honor of presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to her husband

Chung, who’s had an acclaimed career as a news anchor and reporter, had the honor of presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to her husband

Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Terry O'Reilly helped welcome Povich during the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony

Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Terry O’Reilly helped welcome Povich during the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony

With his Lifetime Achievement Award proud around his neck, the former Current Affair host took to the stage to help introduce the NATAS gold and silver circle award inductees

With his Lifetime Achievement Award proud around his neck, the former Current Affair host took to the stage to help introduce the NATAS gold and silver circle award inductees

Povich (second from left) shared the stage with the five Gold and Silver Circle Inductees Vernee Watson, Al Schwartz, Christina Knack, Tanya Hart and Patrick Weiland

Povich (second from left) shared the stage with the five Gold and Silver Circle Inductees Vernee Watson, Al Schwartz, Christina Knack, Tanya Hart and Patrick Weiland

The couple, who have been married for 39 years, packed on the PDA for the cameras

The couple, who have been married for 39 years, packed on the PDA for the cameras

Chung and Povich first met when they worked together at a news station in the 1970s

Chung and Povich first met when they worked together at a news station in the 1970s

The journalists also worked together at KNXT in Los Angeles , where they eventually sparked their romance that led to six years of dating

The journalists also worked together at KNXT in Los Angeles , where they eventually sparked their romance that led to six years of dating

After working as a journalist in news, Povich gained national fame as the host of the tabloid infotainment TV show, A Current Affair, which was followed by his own show, The Maury Povich Show, beginning in 1991

After working as a journalist in news, Povich gained national fame as the host of the tabloid infotainment TV show, A Current Affair, which was followed by his own show, The Maury Povich Show, beginning in 1991

The couple are the proud parents of son Matthew, now 28, whom they adopted back in 1995

The couple are the proud parents of son Matthew, now 28, whom they adopted back in 1995

The couple, who both looked elegant in their respective ensembles, also posed alongside Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner and Adam Sharp

The couple, who both looked elegant in their respective ensembles, also posed alongside Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner and Adam Sharp

Chung had been a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite in the early 1970s during the Watergate political scandal before landing that job at KNXT.

Eventually, the pair sparked a romance and dated for six years before tying-the-knot on December 2, 1984.

After 11 years of marriage, the couple decided to adopt a son, Matthew, now 28, in June 1995.

Chung has had an illustrious career as a journalism working for U.S. television news networks as a news anchor and reporter at ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC.

As for Povich, he transitioned a bit and gained national fame as the host of the tabloid infotainment TV show, A Current Affair, which was followed by his own show, The Maury Povich Show, beginning in 1991.

Povich and Chung credit playful banter and open communication as key to their longevity as a couple, along with their loyal support of each others during career changes, infertility struggles and the eventual adoption of their son.

‘We’ve always respected each other’s careers and we’ve always respected each other’s space and values,’ Povich said of his romance with Chung. ‘There’s no need for any do-overs. Maybe that’s the reason why we’re still married.’



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