She didn’t want a relationship, but he wooed her by saying he liked her dress — and they spent the next 15 years, in their words, “living together in sin.”
That all changed for 95-year-old Lillian Hartley and 98-year-old Allan Marks when they married Wednesday near their home in Palm Springs, Calif., The Desert Sun reported. And they appear to have beaten a Guinness World Record — for oldest combined age of a couple on their wedding — into the bargain.
The two, who call themselves the “Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens,” 193 years, eight months and three days between them.
As a result they will officially hold the record once they provide verification of their ages, a Guinness spokeswoman said. Their feat beats the previous record, set by a French couple, by two years.
“I don’t know what will happen. I want to be together for all eternity, and I’m not taking any chances,” the bride said of her newlywed status.
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