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Revé Drew Walsh — 5 Facts about John Walsh's Wife of Almost Half a Century

Heisenberg Published On Wed Apr 08 2020   Modified On Wed Apr 08 2020
Revé Drew Walsh — 5 Facts about John Walsh's Wife of Almost Half a Century

Learn about all the facts of the wife Revé Drew Walsh of the criminal investigator and child victim activist John Walsh.

John Walsh can be considered the foremost reformer for child victim rights in America. He has been working tirelessly to bring the child criminals to justice for decades since the murder of his son Adam in 1981. He's continuously been lobbying for change in laws, involving in investigations, and continuing to push forward for amendments in the current justice system.

John and his wife, Revé Drew Walsh, know the pain of losing their beloved son to a brutal murder. That painful memory is what drives them to fight for the child victim rights. Her wife has been John's support in this endeavor, but she mostly remains under the spotlight. Today, let's get to know more about her.

5. John Walsh and Revé Drew Walsh Have Been Married for Nearly Over 49 Years

There is no known date of how or when John Walsh and Revé Drew Walsh first met. But they started dating after they met and were in a relationship for sometime before they decided to take it to the next level.

John Walsh And Revé Drew Walsh are married for over 49 years.

John Walsh And Revé Drew Walsh are married for over 49 years.
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The couple married in 1971 and went to live in Florida. The two are now married for over 49 years. There they had their first child, son Adam Walsh, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered at the young age of 6. The horrible incident changed the couple's life forever, and since then, they have been striving for a better child justice system in the country.

4. Revé Drew Walsh and John Walsh Had Three Children After Adam's Death

Following the death of their first child, Revé and John went on to have three more children: MeghanCallahan, and Hayden.

After the murder of their son Adam, Revé and John went on to have three more children: Meghan, Callahan, and Hayden.

After the murder of their son Adam, Revé and John went on to have three more children: Meghan, Callahan, and Hayden.
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Meghan was born in 1982, one year after the murder of Adam. She is currently an artist, singer, and fashion designer. She lives with her daughter Eva in Vero Beach, Florida, at present.

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Their sons Callahan and Hayden, born in 1985 and 1994 respectively, are occasional helpers for John in his TV shows, especially 'America's Most Wanted.' Larry King once remarked on his show 'Larry King Live!' that Hayden resembled Adam. 

3. Revé Drew Walsh and John Walsh Founded the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center

The murder of their son Adam deeply hit Revé and John. Following the horrible event, they decided to open a non-profit organization for the reforms of child justice laws. So they founded the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center for the cause.

John and Revé founded Adam Walsh Child Resource Center following the murder of their son Adam.

John and Revé founded Adam Walsh Child Resource Center following the murder of their son Adam.
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The organization, in the early years of its formation, had offices in West Palm Beach, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Orange County, California; and Rochester, New York. But it later merged with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). John Walsh is currently on the board of directors of NCMEC at present.

2. John and Revé's Political Campaign Led to the Formulation of the Missing Children Act of 1982 and the Missing Children's Assistance Act of 1984

One of the essential things the Walsh couple pushed for was the law reforms for child justice. They organized political campaigns for this cause, and they worked very hard for it.

John and Revé pushed for legislative reforms regarding the missing and exploited child laws.

John and Revé pushed for legislative reforms regarding the missing and exploited child laws.
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The couple, however, had to face a lot of bureaucratic and legislative problems on the way. But through the strong will and determination to bring a change, they succeeded in making the government formulate the Missing Children Act of 1982 and the Missing Children's Assistance Act of 1984.

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1. John Describes Revé As the Strongest Woman He's Ever Met

John Walsh has much admiration and love for his wife Revé, who stood beside his works all these years, and suffered through the misery of the brutal murder of her son. In an interview with Justice Network, he describes the woman who's been by his side for all these years.

The strongest woman I've ever met. The woman who went through the worst thing a mother can go through. She put it so succinctly; she said, 'It's a color that I can't describe, and I hope you never see it.'

He added:

She kept the family together. She kept her focus on creating a center for missing and exploited center, and it was her dream.

Now John and Revé have their own center, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Her dream was fulfilled.

John's wife Revé has been beside him supporting his work all these years.

John's wife Revé has been beside him supporting his work all these years.
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Revé was responsible for managing the house and raising the children when John was busy away from home, abroad, or in the country. John recalls, "When I was all over the world chasing bad guys, she was the one that got our kids to school and went to every meeting and every sporting event and everything that you do when you have three children. I have great admiration for that woman—an incredible, incredible person."

Here is the full interview.

Watch: John Walsh Talking about His Wife Revé

Just like the saying, behind every man's success, there's a great woman. For John, Revé will always be the greatest woman in his life.

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