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Meet The Longest Married Couple In The US

marriageAccording to IB Times –

The longest-married couple in the United States is getting ready to celebrate an 81st wedding anniversary. According to Reuters, John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, leaving their Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Conn. for New York City to start a new life together in order to thwart Ann’s father’s plan of marrying her to a man 20 years her elder. She was 17 years old and John was 21. “Everyone was hopping mad, and my wife’s aunt consoled my father-in-law by telling him not to worry, the marriage won’t last,” said John, who is now 102.

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