08/29/2012 06:11 pm ET

Ann Romney Marriage: GOP Presidential Candidate's Wife Says Her Marriage Isn't A 'Storybook Marriage'

At the Republic National Convention on Tuesday night, Ann Romney attempted to showcase a softer side of her husband, Mitt.

She spoke of her "real" marriage:

I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage.' Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or Breast Cancer. A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.

Ann talked about when she and Mitt first tied the knot 42 years ago while still in college -- living in a basement apartment, having their first son when she was 22, and eating "a lot of pasta and tuna fish" -- to illustrate how she defines her "real marriage."

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Click through the slideshow below to see Mitt Romney's unimpressed reaction to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's convention speech.

Mitt Romney Is Not Impressed

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