Herbert and Zelmyra have been married for an incredible 86 years and 290 days, making them the longest married couple in the world according to Guinness World Records. The couple, who tied the knot in 1924 when they were just 18 and 16 years old, respectively, have now been married for over nine decades.
Herbert and Zelmyra met in their hometown of Ahoskie, North Carolina, when Herbert was 18 and Zelmyra was 16. Despite the young age, the two quickly fell in love and decided to get married. The couple had a small wedding ceremony in their local church and were married for over 86 years until Herbert passed away in 2011.
Throughout their marriage, Herbert and Zelmyra faced many of the same struggles that all couples do, but they were able to overcome them and remain together. They were able to maintain a strong relationship and a deep love for each other throughout their long marriage.
Herbert and Zelmyra’s marriage was an inspiration to many, and they were even featured in a documentary called “The Longest Married Couple” in 2009. In the documentary, the couple shared their secrets to a long and successful marriage. They said that communication and compromise were key, as well as having a sense of humor and being able to forgive each other.
Herbert and Zelmyra’s marriage is a testament to the power of love and commitment. They have set a record that is unlikely to be broken anytime soon, and their story will continue to inspire couples for years to come. Their marriage will officially end on 07-Feb-2023, when Zelmyra will have been married for 87 years.