Ecuadorian Couple Married for 79 Years Set New Guinness World Record

Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros

An Ecuadorian couple who’ve been married 79 years and have a combined age of nearly 215 years set a new Guinness World Record for being the longest living married couple.

According to People magazine, Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros were married in February 1941, a union that went against their family’s wishes.

The pair is now the oldest married couple alive today anywhere in the world.

Mora is 110 years old; Quinteros is 104.

“For us, Julio Cesar and Waldramina, it is a great honor and pride to have a Guinness World Records title because it is the highest award that the world recognizes,” the couple said in a statement to the record book.

“The secret formula = love + maturity + mutual respect,” they added.

The couple were married in the first church, La Iglesia de El Belen, that the Spanish built in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, where they reside. Together they had five children, the eldest of whom died when he was 58. They are also grandparents to 11, great-grandparents to 21, and great-great-grandparents to one.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Brandon Showalter