An Ecuadorian couple had their wedding nearly eight decades ago. Now, 79 years after tying the knot, they’ve been officially named the world’s oldest married couple.
110 year-old Julio Cesar Mora Tapia and 104-year-old Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros have an aggregate age of 214 years and 358 days.
Born in Ecuador before the invention of television, they met when Waldramina went to see her sister during school vacation. Julio Cesar lived in her sister’s apartment building. The pair met and became fast friends.
They’ve fell in love and, seven years later, the pair said ‘I do’ on February 7, 1941 at the oldest church in Quito – La Iglesia de El Belén. Since then, they’ve had five children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
“It is true that at this time it is difficult because we are overwhelmed by the pandemic that affects the world and we still do not have a solution. However, the first step for us to follow the rules with respect and love the life”, they said.