Chuck Norris is 81 years old today, and we want to tell you what a wonderful man the actor is!

In addition to being the husband of Gena Norris, 81-year-old Chuck Norris is also his closest friend, confidant, and most passionate supporter.

The respected actor made a sacrifice that few in his profession would make after an unfortunate tragedy that radically changed their lives: he gave up his Hollywood career in order to be with his love.

The actor has been happily married for more than 20 years, and he and his wife are the proud parents of two daughters. Chuck Norris showed an extraordinary amount of devotion by dedicating his life to his wife. 2013 would see them suffer a fatal blow from fate.