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Couple Holds Record For Longest Marriage, Shares Advice On Lasting Love

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Nicci Morris — Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher have a love story like no other. In fact, it is so unique that it landed them squarely in the pages of the Guinness World Records. The North Carolina couple have been married for 86 years, giving them the title of longest marriage of a living couple.

She is is 101 years young. He is 104.

Married on May 13, 1924, the Fishers do not claim to have any secrets to a lasting relationship. They are a sweet pair who say they were married because Zelmyra “did not give [Herbert] any trouble” and Herbert “was not much to look at… [but] he was quiet and kind.”

After more than eight decades together, they remain in the home where they raised their five children, sleep in different bedrooms and love each other all the same.

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