Well, it’s official – the most romantic love letter of all time has been revealed and the author is none other than Johnny Cash!

The letter was written twenty-one years ago, on his wife June Carter’s 65th birthday. As many of us will know from watching Walk The Line, June and Johnny’s relationship wasn’t always easy but as always – true love prevails!

Johnny wrote to his darling wife:

“Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realise how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I’ve ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

Happy Birthday Princess,


Excuse us while we dry our eyes…

Also on the list of top ten love letters was Beethoven’s one to his mystery lover, which he finished off with the words: “Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.”

These words were made even more well-known in recent years after Carrie and Big adopted them in the Sex and the City movie.

Perhaps these famous romantic words will inspire us to pen our very own love letter…

But probably not.