Jim and Cindy are the parents of Brandon and Brenda Walsh and are mainly introduced as such. They met when in college and married when Cindy was 25, in 1973. Throughout the show, Cindy and Jim have a steady relationship, an equal partnership in their parenting and a lot of romance and love for each other. They are not without conflicts, among them an old college friend who makes a move on a confused Cindy, their, at times, very different opinions with regard to raising Brenda and Brandon, and their priorities of work and family. However, time and again, Cindy and Jim weather storms and continue to have a happy life together.