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January 18, 2021
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Texas man, 106, wife, 105 yrs are now world’s oldest couple

As if 79 years of wedded bliss isn’t enough satisfaction, a centenarian Texas couple now has received a more distinct honor — a Guinness World Record.

Sporting a combined age of 211 years, robust, 106-year-old John Henderson and his 105-year-old wife, Charlotte, of Austin were cited earlier this week by the world-renowned record-keeping publication as the world’s oldest living couple, reported CNN.

The two lovebirds met way back in 1934 — the same year Adolf Hitler became German fuhrer — while enrolled in the same class at the University of Texas.

Charlotte was an education major, while John — who is currently the school’s oldest living former football player — competed on the gridiron as a Longhorn.

After their wedding day on Dec. 15, 1939 — the exact day that “Gone With the Wind” made its world premiere — they went on their honeymoon, in which the cost of their hotel room set them back a cool $7.

For 84 consecutive years, the Hendersons have attended at least one University of Texas football game, according to Austin TV station KXAN.

They credit their long lives on kindness and living within moderation.

“We never overdo anything,” said John in a 2017 interview. “Eat well. Sleep well. Don’t overdrink. Don’t overeat. And exercise regularly.”

They have resided in Longhorn Village, a retirement community for university alumni and staff, for the past decade, according to CNN.

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