"A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished." It's one of the many witty quotes people use to give a humorous spin to the fact that marriages aren't easy to ride through.
This public declaration of one's lifelong commitment to their partner can make or break anyone's life, career and even set the destinies of future generations. Since it has been established that keeping a marriage afloat and turning it into an eternal relationship isn't an easy task, it's only fair that those who've excelled in it should be singled out for praise.
Below we highlight the most noteworthy marriage-related records of our world.
Longest Living Married Couple
British centenarian Karam Chand married his wife Kartari Chand 88 years ago in India. Mr. Chand is currently 108 while his missus is 101. Their marriage has spanned through nearly nine decades, and they're still going strong.
World's Youngest Couple
Like most girls, 9-year-old Jayla Cooper dreamt of getting married to her Mr. Right. But her bout with leukemia meant that she only had a few weeks to live. To fulfill her wish, another leukemia patient like her stepped up. Jose Griggs, 7, and Cooper got married in February 2009 at the combined age of 16. She passed away a few weeks later.
Most Marriages For a Man
Baptist minister Glynn Wolfe holds the record for the largest number of monogamous marriages (29). His shortest marriage lasted 19 days, and his longest lasted 11 years.
Most Marriages For a Woman
Linda Wolfe holds record for being the most married woman in the world. She was married 23 times. During her matrimonial endeavors she married a convict, a homeless man, a musician, a plumber – basically a guy from every profession. One former hubby lasted just three days. She married another man three times. Her last marriage took place in 1996 to the guy above, which should explain their shared surname. Ironically, that marriage was the one that still holds, as she hasn't exchanged vows with anyone else since.
Most Extravagant Wedding
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, reportedly splashed $100 million on his wedding with Princess Salama in 1981. VVIPs were flown in from all over the globe on 34 private jets to attend their holy matrimony that took place in a custom-made stadium.
Biggest Age-Gap Couple
In 2009, a then 112-year-old Somali man named Ahmed Muhamed Dore married a then a 17-year-old girl named Safia Abdulleh. The 95-year age gap between them meant that Dore was old enough to be her great-great-great-grandfather.
Most Liked Facebook Announcement Of Marriage
Mark Zuckerberg's announcement of his marriage to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan garnered 1,045,272 likes.
Oldest Combined Age Of A Couple On Their Wedding Day
In 2012, 95-year-old Lillian Hartley married 98-year-old Allan Marks making their combined age 193 years, eight months and three days.
Longest Marriage Ever
American couple Daniel Frederick Bakeman and Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman's marriage lasted 91 years before the missus passed away.
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