Back in 2013, John and Ann Betar were honored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter for being the longest-married couple in the United States. This year marks their historic 85th wedding anniversary!
Now 106 and 102-years-old, John and Ann first met when they were just 21 and 17, respectively, back in 1932.
The happy couple eloped on November 25 despite friends and family saying “it wouldn’t last.” They’ve proved their doubters wrong for more than 8 decades, and they couldn’t be happier!
The Betars have 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and more than a dozen great-grandchildren.
This year all the families gathered for an incredible reunion in Connecticut and surprised the couple with a trip in an antique Ford Roadster, the same make and model they took on their first date!
“Listen to one another no matter what the situation is,” Ann offered as a piece of advice for young couples just getting started. “Listen to one another no matter what the situation is.”
Watch their first interview from back in 2013 in the video below.