Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215

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QUITO, Ecuador — Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one Febuary day. Both families disapproved.

Seventy-nine years later, they’re still together — he at 110 years of age, and she at 104, both lucid and both in good health, though relatives say they’re a little depressed because they miss their big family get-togethers due to the pandemic.

There are longer marriages, but at the moment no other between people so old, according to Guinness World Records — just short of a combined 215 years.

Mora was born on March 10, 1910, and Quinteros on October 16, 1915. They wed on February 7, 1941, i…

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