He is 100 years old, and she is about to turn 103, and just one week ago, they got married
Newlyweds John and Phyllis Cook got married at the ages of 100 and 102, proving that marriage does not have an age restriction.
The couple became the talk of the Kingston Residence of Sylvania, Ohio, when they tied the knot at the rest home, WNWO reports.
“It wasn’t the plan, but we got here and they said we could marry you here. I said ‘good, let’s get it over with’,” John told WNWO.
World War II veteran, John recently turned 100, and Phyllis will be 103 on August 8.
Longevity seems to run in Phyllis’ family as her mother lived to 106.
The two sweethearts met one year ago, but during the past few months, they developed a deeper connection to each other.
As a devout Christian, Phyllis decided that the best thing to do is to tie the knot.
“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.”
The pair feel lucky to have found love again, after both previously lost two spouses.
“Well, we were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, found ourselves enjoying each other’s company,” John continued.
The lovebirds live in the rest home and spend their time together enjoying meals, zipping down the halls in their mobility scooters, and sitting in the sun.
Age is most definitely not a factor in their romance, with John being a little shy about the details.
When he was asked about what their favorite activity is, John responded by smilingly saying:
Well, I probably shouldn’t talk about that…
However, John and Phyllis also like giving each other space.
“What we do, we keep both of our apartments. He’s upstairs, and I’m down,” said Phyllis.
The couple intend to keep busy and enjoy the rest of their lives together
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