Seven truly extraordinary women who made their men great

They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Who knows what the destiny of the greatest musicians, artists, filmmakers, and writers would be like if it wasn’t for their wise, patient, deeply caring, and loving wives.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day, we here at Bright Side want to pay tribute to the great women who devoted themselves to their extremely talented and extraordinary husbands. It’s time we acknowledged these rare women who were always there for their loved ones.

Mercedes Barcha Pardo

Gabriel Garcia Marquez met his future wife on the dance floor when she was only 13. Despite her age, he immediately proposed to her. Although she said yes, she still had to graduate from school first. They got married 13 years later.

Seven truly extraordinary women who made their men great

Mercedes was always there for her beloved Gabi. When he was working on his famous novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ their family was broke. She was the breadwinner of the family, and supported her husband and encouraged him to keep writing. 18 months later, the novel was done, but Marquez had no money to send the copy to the editor. To support her husband, Mercedes sold her hair dryer and a food processor. Soon after, Marquez won worldwide recognition and a Nobel Prize for his work.