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Couple goes all in on 'centennial' marriage after almost a decade of being together

The 100-year-old groom and 102-year-old bride recently tied the knot in traditional splendor, possibly becoming the oldest living married couple.

Couple goes all in on 'centennial' marriage after almost a decade of being together
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Sarah Sicherman

It is often said that people may be around each other for years but won’t cross paths until the time is right. The same can be said for 100-year-old Bernie Littman and 102-year-old Marjorie Fiterman, as reported by TODAY. The duo tied the knot in a wholesome ceremony in the presence of dear ones after almost a decade of being around each other. The duo were united at their retirement community nine years ago and have been together ever since. However, marriage wasn’t on the cards until very recently. Littman’s granddaughter, Sarah Sicherman, revealed in a post on Facebook that the duo was to have their “centennial” marriage.

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Tiago tins
Representative Image Source: Pexels| Tiago Tins

She wrote, “My 100-year-old grandfather is marrying his 102-year-old girlfriend! This unique celebration, marking a century of memories and more, promises to be an unforgettable day filled with love, laughter, and a testament to timeless affection.” The idea of making their commitment official was born when Fiterman broke her leg after a fall. Littman feared the thought of being without and away from the 102-year-old. Sicherman recalled, “There was kind of that moment of ‘I don’t want to live without you,’ and so it was just a ‘Why don’t we get married?’ sort of thing.” While many assumed the scenario to be a temporary phase, the duo was determined and finally went through with the wedding with the help of their family members. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Kampus Production
Representative Image Source: Pexels| Kampus Production

They had an intimate ceremony that struck the hearts of their loved ones and became an example for the younger members. In another Facebook post, the granddaughter shared snaps of the couple on their special day. The couple had a Jewish celebration with the Rabbi and the customary breaking of the glass tradition. Rabbi Adam Wohlberg, who officiated their ceremony, penned a heartfelt caption for a post from Temple Sinai Dresher. He shared his experience of witnessing the centennial love. “Every wedding is a joyous occasion; this one even more so because the groom is 100 years old and the bride 102,” he wrote.


The Rabbi added that the duo had been separately married previously. They found love in each other again, which was beyond a blessing. “To look at them is to see two people whose smiles are evidence of the love they enjoy being in each other’s presence. It isn’t often that I am asked to preside at the wedding of a bride and groom who have each lived for more than a century (actually, this is the only time it has ever happened). I am well aware that this is an extraordinary blessing and I wish Marjorie, Bernie and their family much love and happiness, and continued good health,” he remarked.


In another video, Sarah shared how her grandpa, at 100 years old, was as enthusiastic as ever to break the glass as per ritual. He stepped out of his wheelchair and heroically fulfilled the ceremony. The couple went all out on their marriage to make it official and to tie themselves down to each other. She mentioned they even got the paperwork, marriage license and everything done. The family too, is delighted at the duo’s union, which possibly renders them the title of “the oldest living married couple.” “We’re just so happy that he’s found someone that he loves spending time with. They’re just happy enjoying their time together,” Sarah exclaimed.


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