Meet John And Ann, They’ve Been Married 81 Years, Longer Than Anyone Else In The United States

Their secret: “Don’t hold a grudge.”

1. Meet 102-year-old John Betar and his wife 98-year-old Ann. They got married in 1932.

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2. They recently received the longest-marriage award from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Their 81st wedding anniversary is on November 25th!

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3. The secret to their longevity: “Don’t hold a grudge. Forgive each other. Live accordingly.”

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4. The couple plan to celebrate the big day at home with family and a Thanksgiving dinner.

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