100-yr-old man, 93-yr-old woman `world`s oldest couple to wed`

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 12:06 PM IST

London: A 100-year-old man and a 93- year-old woman in the US are said to have become the world`s oldest couple to tie the knot following a 28-year courtship.

Forrest Lunsway and Rose Pollard of California wed at the Dana Point Community Center on March 19 at a combined age of 193 - making them the world`s oldest couple to marry on record, the `Daily Mail` reported.

The loved-up couple, who are both keen dancers, met on the dance floor of a community centre in 1983. They became dance partners and now 30 years after meeting they have tied the knot finally -- on Forrest`s 100th birthday.

Rose said she initially told him she`d never marry him but she finally succumbed when he had popped the question last year.

She said: "I told him up front I had no intention of getting married. But then one day he asked me `how come we never got married?` and I said `because you never asked me`. So he got down on one knee and said `Well I`m asking you now, just set the date`. I told him `I`ll marry you on your 100th birthday`. And I did."

Forrest added: "She never thought I`d ask her and I never thought she`d say yes, but here we are. We`ve got many happy years left as I intend to stick around until I`m at least 110. You`ve got to use it or lose it."

The wedding took place in front of the friends and family of the couple who have both been married before.

They have now beaten the previous record for oldest newlyweds held by Harry Corton and Edna Holford from Barnsley, England, who wed with a combined age of 183.

PTI