Ecuador couple licensed as oldest married pair, almost 215

Quito (Ecuador), August 29

Julio Mora slipped away from his dad and mom to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day. Both households disapproved.

Seventy-nine years later, they’re nonetheless collectively — he at 110 years of age, and she or he at 104, each lucid and each in good well being, although family say they’re a little bit depressed as a result of they miss their huge household get-togethers as a result of pandemic.

There are longer marriages, however in the mean time no different between folks so previous, in accordance with Guinness World Records — simply in need of a mixed 215 years.

Mora was born on March 10, 1910, and Quinteros on October 16, 1915.

They wed on February 7, 1941, within the first church constructed by the Spanish in Quito: La Iglesia de El Belen.

The two retired academics stay in Ecuador’s capital of Quito, the place in mid-August they obtained the Guinness certification.

Their daughter Cecilia says they’re each lucid and lively, though they now not have the agility they’d earlier than. But “for a month they’ve been totally different, extra downcast as a result of they miss massive household gatherings.” And they will collect fairly a crowd: 4 surviving youngsters, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

“Since March, we have not had any of that,” Cecilia said. “My dad and mom want household contact ”.

She stated her father enjoys watching tv and consuming milk and that her mom, who enjoys desserts, likes to learn the newspaper each morning.

Previously listed because the oldest have been an Austin, Texas, couple, Charlotte Henderson and John Henderson who’ve a mixed age of 212 years and 52 days. — AP

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