This couple’s been married for 80+ years—see how they did it!

April 19, 2017 10:43 am Last Updated: April 19, 2017 10:43 am

A marriage is built upon a solid foundation. Through the many experiences that life brings to a couple, endurance is a requisite. Let’s take a look at this beautiful long-lasting marriage—likely one of the world’s longest.

One of the longest marriages recorded is between Duranord Veillard, 109, and Jeanne Veillard, 105. The couple got married in November 1932, the same month Franklin Roosevelt was elected president of the United States—that is, eight decades ago! That’s incredible! Their lengthy anniversary is symbolized by diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. Their family recently threw a wonderful birthday party for Duranord, as captured in the photos below.

The family photograph

The Family Picture.
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They have raised five children, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

The couple are lovingly taken care of by their daughter

The couple lives with their daughter now.

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Duranord, a former judge from Haiti, got a visa to visit the U.S. in 1967, before he was granted permission to start working as a lab technician in Spring Valley, New York, at the Good Samaritan Hospital for 10 years.
Key to their durable love and bliss
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The ingredient for keeping long-lasting love, happiness, and peace in the family? “That’s God” Duranord explained.

 

The hero of the family on his special day

Duranord Veillard is a hero. 
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“He remembers everything,” said his son, Vely Veillard, 62. “Look at him! He doesn’t want to use a cane. He’s a superstar.”

Health is Wealth.
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Duranord values his health, waking up at 5 a.m. every morning. He does five-to-seven push ups, drinks a cup of tea, eats oatmeal, and eats fresh fruit for breakfast. At lunch and dinner, he eats fish and fresh vegetables. The couple retire early at night and wake up early. They only go out on special occasions, while supporting each other unconditionally. He revealed his secrets to being healthy and wise.

Incredible 82 years of marriage.

Incredible 82 years of marriage.
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They are a living example of people who have honored each other through the years. enjoying and cherishing one another. There’s no big secret to their marriage—just honor and respect, as they say in the classics.