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Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, Newport's Cutest Couple

The winners of Patch's 2012 Cutest Couple Contest share their advice for a successful marriage right in time for Valentine's Day.

Along with celebrating more than three decades of love on this Valentine's Day, Bob and Robin Sinclair will also be toasting to being named Newport Beach's Cutest Couple.

The Sinclairs were chosen as the winners of the first annual Cutest Couple Contest by Newport Beach Patch readers who voted in the comments section of . The couple were flattered to learn they had won the contest and shared a little bit about their love story with Patch.

Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair

Bob and Robin met while working at the Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach and fell so much in love that they were engaged just eight weeks later.

"We eloped after seven months, and here we are 33 years later," Robin says.

Today they have four adult sons -- Evan, 25, Ross, 26, Cameron, 29, Blake, 31 --  and little granddaughter Olive, 1. After having such a successful marriage, we know Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair have mastered the art of love. So we wanted to know what's the key to their everlasting bond?

Robin says it is pretty simple, as she and her husband share a love for what they call their "Top 5's".

"Family, music, the beach (especially 34th Street), traveling to tropical destinations and the love of all animals," Robin says.

Great advice for all Newport Beach couples!

The Sinclairs will receive free dinner and drinks at La Cave Restaurant in Costa Mesa, a long-stemmed rose from Botanica Floral in Corona del Mar, a 5x7 photo frame from Leyla's Frame Shop in CDM and a pair of Patch T-shirts.

Second place goes to Tara Strauss and Rob Schrader who we know will look fabulous cuddling up in a Patch snuggie and matching Patch T-shirts.

On behalf of Newport Beach Patch, I'd like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in this contest and voted for all of the couples. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Evelyne Huegi February 14, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Congrats to you. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
Ava February 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Beautiful! Love the 5
Barb Wagner February 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Beautiful and happy hearts show on their faces.
ace February 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM
And i thought it would be obama and his wifey.
Casie Armstrong February 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM
You two are definitely the cutest!! xox
Steve Rabago February 14, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Seems like I have known Robin and Bob for a bunch of those 30 years...they are great role models and the certainly the "Cutest in Newport Beach."

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