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‘World’s oldest married couple’ live in Ecuador, Guinness says

Their families disapproved of the marriage nearly 80 years ago, but today they are recognized around the world as a record-breaking couple.

Julio Cesar Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes, 104, have lived a combined 215 years — making them the world’s oldest married couple, Guinness World Records reported Tuesday.

There are longer marriages, but the record certifies the couple, who live in Ecuador’s capital Quito, as having the “highest combined age of a married couple,” Guinness World Records reports.

As of Saturday, the couple have lived a combined 78,654 days. The retired teachers have been married 79 years, 6 months and 22 days. 

They’re both in good health, although disappointed the pandemic is keeping them from a larger celebration with their 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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Married couple Julio Mora Tapia, 110, and Waldramina Quinteros, 104, both retired teachers, pose for a photo at their home in Quito, Ecuador, Friday.

Among their proudest achievements: Parenting five children who all received college degrees.

“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,” a Guinness World Records release quotes the couple, who knew each other for seven years before marrying on Feb. 7, 1941.

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