Nowadays unfortunately divorce rates are higher than marriage rates and hearing people have been married 20 years or longer seems unreal. But imagine hearing a couple married for close to 80 years!

Yes this is a real thing. Guinness World Records have announced the world's oldest married couple have been married for 79 years! 110 year-old Julio Tapia and 104 year-old Waldramina have been married since February 7th, 1941. During this time the Ecuadorian couple have had 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Now this seems like a long time for anyone to be married, especially nowadays and during a pandemic when couples are forced together 24/7 and may be approaching issues withing their marriage to do this. So the question becomes, "what is the secret to this long marriage?"

According to Guinness World Records, the couple said the formula includes love, maturity and mutual respect. Something the world could use more of. Make sure to check out the adorable couple here.

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