World's longest marriages
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Started by metmike - May 29, 2022, 11:31 p.m.

List of long marriages

List of marriages reported to be more than 80 years

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources.

  At least one spouse is deceased  Both spouses are most probably still living  Disputed or unverified

NamesMarriage dateLength of marriageEnd date
(husband's or wife's death)
(at date of last report or death)
Karam Chand
Kartari Chand
11 December 192590 years, 291 days30 September 2016
Bradford, United Kingdom[a][16][failed verification][17]
K. Philipose Thomas
Sosamma Thomas
17 February 191888 years, 2 days19 February 2006
Kerala, India[a][18][19][20]
Herbert Fisher, Sr.
Zelmyra (née George) Fisher
13 May 192486 years, 290 days27 February 2011
North Carolina, United StatesCurrent Guinness World Record for longest marriage, recognized in 2008[10][21][22]
Temulji Bhicaji Nariman
Lady Nariman
185386 years1 August 1940
Maharashtra, IndiaTemulji and Lady Nariman married as cousins when they were five years old.
This was noted as longest marriage recorded through 1940.
Shared Guinness World Record with Lazarus and Mary Rowe for editions up to 1998.[9]
Liu Yung-Yang
Liu Yang Yang-Wan
191786 years21 July 2003
(Yang Yang-Wan)
Taoyuan, TaiwanWas recognized by Guinness World Records 2004 (published in 2003) as world's longest marriage[26][27][28][26]
Ralph Kohler
Dorothy (née Redding) Kohler
16 September 193586 years, 77 days2 December 2021
Indio, California, United StatesAmerica's longest living married couple[29][30][31][32]
Lazarus Rowe
Mary (née Webber) Rowe
174386 years27 June 1829
New Hampshire, United StatesShared Guinness World Record with the Narimans for editions up to 1998[9][33][34][35][36]
John George Betar
Ann (née Shawah) Betar
25 November 193285 years, 291 days12 September 2018
Connecticut, United StatesWinner of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter's Longest Married Couple Project in 2013[37]
Duranord Veillard
Jeanne Hermina Veillard
29 November 193285 years, 184 days1 June 2018
Rockland, New York, United States
By metmike - May 29, 2022, 11:37 p.m.
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I'll be married for 37 happy years this August. 

How about everybody's else's marriage?

By metmike - May 29, 2022, 11:48 p.m.
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This topic came to mind because somebody at my dad's assisted living facility just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary!

Dearborn Heights couple celebrate Diamond Anniversary

An elderly couple

By cutworm - May 30, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
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my mom and dad 65 years 3 months

44 years for me and the better half

By 7475 - May 30, 2022, 8:41 p.m.
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MarriageS for me.

2 yrs 5 yrs and a couple "Long Terms" along the way.

Talk about a risk factor.....


By metmike - May 31, 2022, 2:05 a.m.
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thanks…..Wow, 65 years. You have some good blue jeans if both your parents are still alive cutworm(-: