Longest-Married Couple Ever Celebrates Historic 85th Wedding Anniversary!

The longest married couple in history is celebrating their anniversary, and they thank God for the bond that brought them together for such a long time.

Ann and John Betar were recognized as the longest married couple in 2013.

They went on their first date when John was 21 and Ann was 17. That was in 1932. After spending a few days together, the couple realized that they were meant to be together forever.

They were married in November 1932. Now, 85 years later, the 106-year-old John is still head over heels in love with his beautiful wife, who is now 102.

How did they stay in love for so long? Ann has her answer: “Listen to one another no matter what the situation is. We’re not arguing, we’re listening and we’ve always listened.”

Together they have five children, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.


“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.”