Wayne & Russi

Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, for decades were the voices of Micky and Minnie Mouse, respectively, and the love story between Micky and Minnie behind the scenes was just as real as  it was on screen.

According to news reports and interviews, Taylor first met Allwine while working on the 1988 Disney special “Totally Minnie.”  When they met, Ms. Taylor was already an accomplished voice artist, previously having done the voices of characters Strawberry Shortcake and Pebbles Flintstone.

Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy starting in 1987) told the Washington Post both of them were in bad marriages when they met and each eventually divorced their respective spouses. Not just a working relationship any longer, they were married in Hawaii in 1991 and spent the rest of their lives together deeply in love.  Mr. Allwine died in 2009 and Ms. Taylor passed away in 2019.

In 2008, both were inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame.