Meet the Oldest Married Couple on Record, With a Combined Age of 215

Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros secretly married on February 7, 1941, against their families’ wishes! Now, according to the Guinness World Records, they are the oldest living married couple in the world.

Julio and Waldramina have a combined age of nearly 215.

“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,” Waldramina, 104, and Julio, 110, said in a statement to Guinness.

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

Reportedly, the couple first met through Waldramina’s brother-in-law, who just so happened to be Julio’s cousin. Random, right?

They were married in La Iglesia de El Belen, the first church built by the Spanish in Ecuador’s capital of Quito, where they live.

“The love and maturity that we had as a couple from the beginning of the marriage allowed us to know each other and grow emotionally to define our future,” the couple explained. “It was not easy because our relatives did not have a good relationship, but with time and patience we were able to unite them and we became an example and the best reference for the younger generations.”

What a life! May this be a lesson to the young ones: marry your best friend!