FAIRFIELD, Conn. (February 6, 2013)--John and Ann Betar of Fairfield, Conn., who got married more than 80 years ago, have been named the 2013 "longest married couple" in the United States by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a group in San Bernardino, Calif., dedicated to improving Christian marriages.
The Betars will be presented with the honor and gifts Saturday at their granddaughter's home in Fairfield,
Worldwide Marriage Encounter says the longest married couple is based on nominations, so there may be others who have been married longer.
John, 101, and Ann, 97, grew up as neighbors in Bridgeport.
They got married on Nov. 25, 1932.
They have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.