On "FOX News Sunday," Mitt Romney said he is "an emotional guy" and went on to talk about his feelings for his wife, Ann.
"How would you describe your relationship?" Chris Wallace asked. "Are you sweethearts? Are you partners? Are you best friends?"
"All three," Romney replied. "Ann and I fell in love when we were in high school. It doesn't happen to a lot of people. She was 15 years old when I really took notice of her. I was a senior, she was a sophomore. I gave her a ride home from a party. She'd come with someone else. I kissed her at the door and I've been following her ever since."
Ann has been visible on the campaign trail lately as she too tries to make voters see her husband's playful side.
"Mitt is not what you think at home," she said in Iowa earlier this month. "He is my most disobedient child. He likes to play jokes. He likes to always have a light moment."
Both Romney and Rick Perry have played up their long marriages in contrast to Newt Gingrich's history of cheating and divorce. Marital fidelity has become a contentious campaign issue, and last week Gingrich pledged his loyalty to his wife by submitting a "signing statement" in response to the Family Leader's controversial "Marriage Vow."