At the end of August 2020, representatives of the Guinness Book of Records visited the spouses Julio Mora Tapia and Valdramine Quinteros and entered the names of the couple in it.
The venerable Senor Tapia is now 111 years old, his wife Vildramina is a little younger: she is 105.
The record holders got married on February 7, 1941, secretly from their parents, without receiving the blessing of their families.
The groom was almost 31 years old, the bride was 26 years old.
The couple have been married for 79 years, but they got into the Guinness Book not only because of this.
There are also longer marriage unions in the world.
The choice of the Guinness Commission always falls on a couple with a large total age.
Senor Tapia and his wife have 217 years for two.
Both family members are retired teachers living in Quito, Ecuador.
Despite their advanced age, both, according to one of Cecilia’s daughters, have a clear mind and good physical shape.
This is what mental activity that does not stop during life means!
In total, the couple has four children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Julio and Vildramina pushed in the Book of Records a couple from the USA — John and Charlotte Henderson, whose total age is 212 years.