Austinites John, 106, and Charlotte Henderson, 105 from Austin, Texas, were recently named the world’s oldest living married couple by Guinness World Records.
John and Charlott first met in a class at the University of Texas in 1934. Charlotte was studying to be a teacher, while John played football for the Longhorns. They fell in love and 5 years later, they married on Dec. 15, 1939. They’ve been together for 80 years.
They married during the Great Depression, where their hotel room for their honeymoon was only $7.
John Henderson holds the title of world’s oldest living former University of Texas football player. It has become a tradition for the couple to attend at least one UT football game per season, and they’ve been there for the past 84 consecutive years, according to KRON4.
The Hendersons live at Longhorn Village, a retirement community for university staff and alumni.
When asked what’s the secret for their long, healthy marriage, the couple attributes that to living life in moderation and being cordial to each other.