Guiness names American man 106, wife, 105 married for over 79 years world’s oldest couple

The Guinness World Records has named Americans John and Charlotte Henderson, married for over 79 years as the world’s oldest couple.

The couple is set to celebrate 80 years of marriage.

John is 106, while Charlotte is 105 years old. They were married over on December 15, 1939, GWR reports.

Charlotte was born on November 8, 1914; while husband John was born on December 24, 1912.

Charlotte was 25, while John was a few days shy of his 27th birthday when they married.

They married during the Great Depression, where their hotel room for their honeymoon was only $7.

John and Charlotte met in a class at the University of Texas in 1934, where Charlotte was studying to be a teacher, while John played football for the Longhorns.

Asked about the secret to their long life and happy marriage, John replied, “Live life in moderation and be cordial to your spouse.”

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