Benedetto's parents, Marion and Dayl Crow, attended one of Bennett's concerts in New York City in 1966. The Crows were able to get backstage to meet Bennett, and as fate would have it, Marion was pregnant with Tony's future wife at the time. Bennett snapped a photo with the expectant couple, which he and his wife look back fondly on today. "It's a photo we all laugh about, knowing the incredible turn of events that followed." On one hand, aw! On the other, ew.
According to People, Benedetto was raised on Tony Bennett's music, and even became the president of Bennett’s fan club in the San Francisco Bay Area in California as a teen. The first time Susan met Tony (after being born, that is) was backstage of one of his shows when she was only 19-years old. Bennett was 59 at the time. That is where their romance began.
Despite their uncomfortable first encounter and their large age gap, the couple dated for 20 years before tying the knot in 2007. "I can’t say that we didn’t notice the age difference when we first met, but I can say that after all of these years together, we don’t notice it much now. We’re compatible in all ways," writes Bennett. He also added, "Her goodness and the peace at the center of her soul have helped me to think straight, live well, and, I’m quite sure, live longer."