- The couple married on December 15, 1939, marking 2019 their 80th year of marriage
- John is 106 years old while his wife Charlotte is 105
- The two met in a class at the University of Texas in 1934
What’s the secret to a long, healthy marriage?
Well, John Austinites and Charlotte Henderson, who was recently named the world’s oldest living married couple by Guinness World Records, might be able to tell us.
The couple whose combined age is 211, years were married on December 15, 1939, marking 2019 their 80th year of marriage.
The Hendersons have a love story that has quite literally stood the test of time. John is 106 while Charlotte is 105 as reported by CNN.
Briefly.co.za learnt they married during the Great Depression, when their hotel room for their honeymoon was only $7 (about R104)
The two met in a class at the University of Texas in 1934 when Charlotte was studying to be a teacher, while John played football for the Longhorns.
John also holds the title of world’s oldest living former UT football player.
They have a tradition of attending at least one UT football game per season for the past 84 consecutive years.
Their love for UT and the Longhorns doesn’t end there as they decided to live at Longhorn Village, a retirement community for university staff and alumni.
The pair are reportedly happy and healthy and attribute that to living life in moderation and being cordial to each other.
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