It’s Official! Guinness World Records crowns the world’s oldest couple

An Ecuadorian couple has etched their place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s Oldest Couple.

The couple Julio Mora and Waldramina Quinteros have been married for 79 years.

He is aged 110 and she is 104 – Mora was born on 10 March 1910 and Quinteros on 16 October 1915.

There are longer marriages that the Guinness World Records is aware of, but none between people so old.

The pair got married in 1941 with Julio reportedly secretly slipping away from his parents to wed the love of his life as neither of their families approved of the union.

“We never divorced, never something similar. We didn’t think about that,” Quinteros was quoted as saying.

Both are retired teachers and live in the north-central part of Quito, Ecuador’s capital.