FILE PHOTO: An elderly couple tied the knot this week. The groom was 100, the bride was almost 103.
Photo: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/
Photo: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/

100-year-old marries his 102-year-old sweetheart

John and Phyllis Cook are proving that age is just a number and will live life at the fullest as they both walked down the aisle last week, WNWO reported

The couple had been dating for about a year and were applying for their marriage license this week and decided to get hitched at the same time. Why wait?

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"it wasn't the plan, but we got here and they said 'We could marry you here.' I said 'Good, let's get it over with,'" John Cook told WNWO

"To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other," Phyllis Cook told the television station.

They fell in love spending time together at their assisted living facility. They eat meals and sit in the sun together.

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They wouldn't elaborate what their favorite thing to do together is, other than John Cook saying, "Well, I probably shouldn't talk about that."

The couple each had outlived their prior spouses and said they'll stay busy together from now on.

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