These Ohio couple have proven to the world that it is never late for find love. John Cook Sr., 100, and his new wife, Phyllis, 102, who met in an Ohio assisted living facility, tied the knot last officiated their marriage last week after dating for about a year.
“To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other,” Phyllis Cook told NBC affiliate WNWO. “I know you think that may be a little bit far-fetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other.”
The two got their marriage license together on June 26, which turned into their impromptu wedding ceremony.
Their love story which is one of a kind has taken the internet by a storm and has received global media coverage.
John who just turned 100 years recently is a World War II veteran while Phyllis, originally from West Virginia will turn 103 in August.
They both lost their spouses and this is the third marriage for both of them.
“It wasn’t the plan, but we got there and they said, ‘Well, we could marry you here,”’ John told WNWO. “I said ‘Good, let’s get it over with.’
“We were just compatible in a whole lot of ways, (and) found ourselves enjoying each other’s company.”
The love birds spend time together eating and sitting in the sun every day, but each still has their own space living in separate apartments at the facility.
Despite their age, the couple is loopy-in-love with and the romance between the two has plenty of spark. On being asked what he loves to do the most with Phyllis, John said, “I probably shouldn’t talk about that.”
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