Love Knows No Age: Nursing Home Romance Blossoms as 100 and 102-Year-Old Couple Ties the Knot

Two souls connect and within a few months they find themselves in the courthouse ready to tie the knot. It sounds like a typical love story, but here’s the twist: this time it’s not about a young, starry-eyed couple. It’s about two senior citizens, both over 100 years old. John and Phyllis Cook reside at Kingston Residence, a senior care facility in Sylvania, Ohio. Their apartments, conveniently located just one floor apart, led to a heartwarming connection. “To be honest, we fell in love,” Phyllis, who turns 103 this summer, shared with WNWO. “I know you’re thinking this might be a bit far-fetched for someone our age, but we’re in love with each other.” “Well, we just clicked in a lot of ways and enjoyed each other’s company,” added John, a 100-year-old World War II veteran.

Both were widowed and married twice and discovered a special camaraderie in each other. Three cheers to the newlyweds! John and Phyllis’ paths crossed in Kingston. Despite their youthful ages of 103 and 100… However, their moments together go beyond bingo games. When John was asked about their favorite activity together, he paused, grinning, and said, “Well, I probably shouldn’t talk about that.”

Phyllis, on the other hand, was more open: “He’s not totally sexually dead, and neither am I!” Phyllis shared with KHOU 11. However, she emphasized her Christian morals, explaining, “I just don’t believe in jumping into bed unless you’re married.” With this in mind, John agreed to make her an honest woman and they went to the courthouse to get a marriage license. Little did they know that they would be leaving the courthouse as a married couple.

“It wasn’t the plan, but we came here and they said we could marry you here,” John shared with WNWO. Eager to begin married life, he said, “I said, ‘Fine, let’s get it over with’.” There are many joyful years ahead for the couple. Despite her age, good genes could be on her side, considering Phyllis’ mother lived to be 106. This heartwarming story proves that it’s never too late for a new romance and a fresh start. Still, the couple knows how important it is to have personal space, and Phyllis mentions that they both maintain their own homes. So why rush things?

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