Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Old love: The oldest couple to ever marry, and ‘61 years of togetherness’


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“I want to grow old with you/Kissin’ and holding you/Be my little old lady/And I’ll be your big old baby/Honey I do, I want to grow old with you.”

So go the lyrics of country singer George Jones’s song “I Want to Grow Old With You,” one of the many songs written about loving someone until death do you part.

In California last month, a man’s 90-year-old sweetheart kept her promise to marry him on his 100th birthday after a 30 year courtship, making them the oldest couple to ever marry.

In New York, two men celebrated 61 years as a couple, and hoped to at last be able to marry.

Watch their stories below.

Rose and Forrest:

Richard and John:

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