When you live with someone for nearly five decades, you get to know them very well. But in the same way, you know them as they are – so if they make a significant change to the way they look or the way they behave, it can shake things up and be confusing. How would you feel if your husband or wife of 49 years walked downstairs looking like a new person?
Would you have a strong reaction? Or would you just brush it off? Clearly, you’d do the former. How could you ignore your spouse’s drastic change?
Since 1967 Jo and Kevin Taylor have been in love. Throughout the years they have developed a lot of inside jokes and quirky habits. But one thing besides their undying love has remained the same to this day – their 1960s style.
Despite having five children, fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, they’re still the same people they were when they met back in the late ‘60s. Their long straggly looks have not changed since their initial years – except that they’ve turned white and gray. Although their loved ones have urged them to get out of the 60s and update their style, they’ve been stubborn and refused to change the way they look – until now.
With the help of the TODAY celebrity makeover team, Jo and Kevin are about to get a once-in-a-lifetime makeover. The style team, which is comprised of Louis Licari and Jill Martin, eagerly transformed the couple from head to toe. Because they knew the couple would not want to compromise their personal styles, the style team gave them a refresh that helps bring them into the 21st century.
TODAY shared the video of their makeover back in February of last year. And when the video went live, it quickly became a smash hit because the makeover artists totally transformed the couple’s look. And here’s what TODAY wrote about the iconic makeover:
“This sweet couple has been married for 49 years, and while their love is not dependent on their looks, they’re ready for a refresh. Wait until you see what they look like after our Ambush Makeover team of Louis Licari and Jill Martin gets done with them!”
The makeover video has been viewed more than a quarter million times and has received more than one hundred comments. The following comments were some of the most popular ones:
“This is beautifully astonishing!!! They love each other.”
“That’s couple goals right there! Hope to be like these two when me and hubby get older.”
“I’m obsessed with these ambush makeovers! This was so sweet!”
While everyone loved the couple, some viewers did not like the makeover:
“I don’t care for her jacket. The fur adds unnecessary weight around the neck and shoulder area, which makes her look like a linebacker. But she was thrilled, so good for her. Ladies: if you can’t afford to continue to color your hair or you don’t want to make an every 3 to 4-week effort to maintain colored hair, just stay gray. Otherwise, it looks really shabby. He seemed in shock. He looks pretty good, though.”
Do you think they look better now?