China’s longest-living couple look back on 90 years of marital bliss

China’s longest-living couple look back on 90 years of marital bliss

Two Chinese lovebirds who have been married for 90 years – and who are still in love at the ripe age of over 100 – are proving that love can indeed last a lifetime.

Wrinkled and pepper-haired, the couple from Yuzhou, Henan province, have not only reached a rare marital milestone but have been named China’s oldest couple for the third year in a row, Chinanews.com reports.

The husband, 109, and his 108-year-old wife are both older than the People’s Republic of China (founded in 1949) and have exceeded the nation’s life expectancy, which according to the World Bank is 75 years.

Though they look skinny and frail in photographs, doctors say they are both still in good health.

The couple have more than 70 descendants. Photo: Chinanews.com

Whenever either of them go to the doctor for a medical check-up, the other reportedly gazes lovingly at their partner’s face all throughout the procedure.

Photographs of the elderly sweethearts also show they are still seemingly affectionate.

One picture shows the two smiling, with the husband’s arm around his wife’s shoulder, and another showing the man handing his wife a piece of his food, their hands touching.

Apart from each other’s company, the husband and wife can also find comfort in their large brood.

Family photos showed the pair surrounded by numerous children, in-laws and grandchildren. All in all, they have more than 70 descendants.

After 90 years, they are still in love with each other. Photo: Sina.com.cn

The only other living couple who come close to being married that long are in Britain: a 109-year-old man who has been married to his 102-year-old wife for almost 90 years.

The British couple even share a birthday, which they celebrated last November.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 February, 2015, 1:30pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 February, 2015, 3:43pm

 

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