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Here is the world’s oldest living couple

By Keshi Ndirangu November 10th, 2019 1 min read

Guinness World Records has named a couple in Austin, Texas, as the world’s oldest living couple.

John Henderson, 106, and Charlotte, 105, have a combined age of 211 years and are set to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary on December 15.

According to Fox News, John and Charlotte met in a class at the University of Texas in 1934. Charlotte was studying to be a teacher, while John played football for the Longhorns.

They got married in 1939 and spent their honeymoon at a hotel room where they racked up a bill of a meagre $7 (approximately Sh700).


The two presently reside at a senior living community – Longhorn Village – associated with a University of Texas alumni group.

According to John, the secret to a happy marriage is, “Live life in moderation and be cordial to your spouse.”

John also holds the title of world’s oldest living former UT football player. They have a tradition of attending at least one UT football game per season for the past 84 consecutive years.