This couple proves you’re never too old to find true love – or to become an Internet sensation.
Even President Obama sent Rose Pollard and Forrest Lunsway a congratulatory card. The two married in March after dating for nearly 30 years. The couple counts 190 years between them – Rose is 90 and Forrest is 100 years old.
The wedding date holds double significance for Forrest, as it was also his 100th birthday. In fact, that was part of the deal: both were widows and didn’t wish to remarry when they met on a blind date in 1983. But one day, the question came up – and Forrest proposed on the spot. Rose’s response: “I told him, ‘I’ll marry you on your 100th birthday.’ And I did.”
And the newlyweds from Orange County, Calif. are living like people half their age, reportedly having hiked the coast of California, kayaked in Alaska, and gone ballroom dancing a couple of times a week, according to MSNBC.
The previous record-holders, a British couple, tallied up 183 years on their wedding day. Guinness is in the process of verifying the world record to list the couple as the oldest newlyweds – though we imagine the competition will be quite slim.