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Couple ties the knot after 80 years together

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:51:47 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 18 2013 11:23:24 AM CDT
Couple of 80 years gets married

REUTERS

A man and woman have decided to get married after spending over eight decades together.

Wheelchair-bound Jose Manuel Riella, 103, married his long-time love Martina Lopez, 99, in a ceremony held at the couples home in Paraguay, reports the BBC. The two had already gotten married in a civil wedding years ago, but had not gone through with a religious ceremony at the time.

The couple have eight children, 50 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren, many of whom attended the wedding.

The priest said they were the oldest newlyweds he had ever known.

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