The Longest Married Couple Of America Celebrated Their 85th Wedding Anniversary And Shared Their Secrets to Love

Family & Kids

December 27, 2018 19:00 By Mambee

Some couples are made in heaven and once they meet each other, they never separate!  Long-lasting marriage is a dream for many people, but not everyone can reach this goal. 

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John and Ann Betar have shown everybody what love and devotion really means.

It is hard to believe, but this couple were married for 86 years! John and Ann Betar went through good and bad times and they endured it all. They were together, still tender and caring for each other, until John's passing, in September, 2018, just a couple of months before their 86th anniversary.

When asked about the secret of their long happy life together, they smiled. John said they took life as it came, the good and the bad, and they remained contented no matter what.

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Ann explained that it is important to devote time to understand each other. It sounds like a piece of valuable advice.

Ann and John built a large family and it was a true blessing for them to have their support. They had 5 kids, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

The interesting fact is that they were not supposed to be married at all. However, fate brought them together.

Ann’s father wanted to wed her to a man who was twenty years older than she was, but her love for John conquered the obstacles. No one believed their marriage would last long, but where were those people when John and Ann celebrated their 85th wedding anniversary?

The Betar couple went through joy and sorrow hand in hand. When John passed away, at the age of 107, Ann was by his side, along with family and friends.

Their amazing example is so inspiring! It makes us believe that despite the ups and downs life throws at us, it is possible to preserve love. Maybe this was their key to a long and happy life together!

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