A couple has just been hailed as the world's oldest married couple proving how they have really stood the test of time.
But, it was far from an easy ride for the pair...
As the wedding vows go...
via: ShutterstockA married couple will love each other, in both sickness and in health.
However, not all marriages stick strictly to their vows.
via: ShutterstockIt is quite unusual in today's day and age for a married couple to stay together longer than a decade.
The statistics aren't great...
via: ShutterstockFigures show that the average U.S. marriage only lasts around 7 years... Which doesn't really give a couple much time to fully commit to their wedding vows.
However, some couples are in it for the long run...
via: ShutterstockAnd remain faithful to one another, despite what life throws in their path.
They experience lifes ups and down together.
via: ShutterstockAnd are lucky enough to grow old together.
One married couple has recently gone viral for this exact reason...
via: GettyAs they've got some pretty impressive dates under their belts.
Originally from Ecuador, Julio César Mora and Waldramina Quintero have truly stood the test of time.
The couple first met in 1934 before trying the knot in 1941.
via: Getty ImagesBut it wasn't an easy ride.
The couple were introduced to each other in 1934 by Mora's cousin, who was married to Quintero's sister.
Their parents were notably absent from the big day.
via: Getty ImagesAnd there was good reason for this.
The pair's parents and families were against the marriage.
But luckily the animosity didn't last forever...According to the couple: "With time and patience we were able to unite them and we became an example and the best reference for the younger generations."
Quintero and Mora became teachers and were parents to 5 children.
They now have a whopping eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren...
Just like any other married couple, they have been through their ups and downs throughout the years.But they always felt it was important to shield their kids from this, keeping disagreements behind closed doors.
"There were disagreements, but they were not noticeable to any of our children who also deserved respect and love."
But the couple maintains that they rarely ever fought."Respect, compassion, and consideration with which we maintained our relationship was very important; we never argued or fought," they said.
The couple now enjoy growing plants and love to spend their free time going to watch a movie.
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"The love and maturity that we had as a couple from the beginning of the marriage allowed us to know each other and grow emotionally to define our future," they say.