Ever heard the saying, “love is never on time?” This rang true with newlyweds George Kirby and Doreen Luckie, who have become the world’s oldest newlyweds.
Tying the knot this past November, Kirby, 103, and Luckie, 91, married in Eastbourne, England surrounded by their friends and family; including their seven children, 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren combined. With their ages added together, they have the chance of being the oldest newlywed couple at 194 years. Before their marriage, the oldest married couple was a combined age of 190.
Photo Credit: George Kirby's Facebook Page
The couple met in 1988 through a senior socializing organization after Luckie became a widow, and became engaged this past Valentine’s Day. "I didn’t get down on one knee,” Kirby told The Telegraph, “Because I don’t think I’d have been able to get back up."
Quickly after their engagement, the couple became headline news, which was quite a surprise to the couple. "We seem to have made every national newspaper. Good job I didn't marry her years ago…” Kirby wrote on his Facebook page. And if you’re wondering, yes, there was a bachelorette party. Kirby missed out on his bachelor’s party to due to a fall.
Ah, to be old and in love.