Longest married couple in the U.S. live in Conn.

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 2:14 PM

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WHAS11) -- A Connecticut couple is celebrating their 81 wedding anniversary this year, making them the longest married couple in the U.S.

101-year-old John and 97-year-old Ann Betar are the country's longest married couple.

The couple grew up in houses right across from each other and eloped on November 25, 1932.

An organization called the Worldwide Marriage Encounter named the Betar's the longest married couple.

They have five kids, 14 grand children and 16 great grandchildren.
 

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