John and Charlotte Henderson have been married for 79 years. On December 15th, they will celebrate 8 decades of their marriage. They have also claimed the title of the oldest married couple in the world in the Guinness World Record.
This oldest living couple revealed their marital success secret, and said, “Living in moderation. We never overdo anything. Eat well. Sleep well. Don’t over-drink. Don’t overeat. And exercise regularly.”
Charlotte added saying, “We had such a good time when John retired. We traveled a lot. We just stay busy all the time, and I’m sure that helps.”
John is 106 years old while Charlotte is 105. They met back in 1934 as students at the University of Texas. John was the football team’s guard at that time while Charlotte was studying to become a teacher.
They fell in love with each other at first sight. John noticed Charlotte in a lecture hall one day and decided to take a chance.
John said, “Charlotte looked over her shoulder and smiled and I knew I wanted to take her on a date. She was anxious for me to ask her!”
Five years later they got married. The couple has no children and they lived at a retirement community in Austin Longhorn Village for over a decade.