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Age-Defying Couple Married 82 Years Has Love on Lock

This may be the greatest love story ever told.

A couple from Tracy, Calif. celebrated their 82nd wedding anniversary last weekend. Yes, their 82nd anniversary, which is longer than most couples stay divorced these days.

Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz marked the occasion with their family, which, considering their grandchildren have grandchildren, may be roughly the size of a small country.

The event was made even sweeter because Nicholas turned 102 last Friday, as well.

As for the key to a good marriage, the happy couple, who tied the knot in 1934, summed it up simply by saying respect, affection and not sweating the small stuff. You may blow that off as hogwash from two old fogies, but considering they’ve enjoyed marital bliss for over eight decades you may want to listen to their advice.

And, if you’re wondering, there are some couples who’ve been married longer than these two. Interestingly, Nicholas and Rafaela do not appear on this list, so its accuracy is for you to determine.

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