John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, at their home in Fairfield, Conn. They eloped on Nov. 25, 1932. Michelle McLoughlin /Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Michelle McLoughlin /Reuters/Landov The Two-Way Happy Anniversary! 81 Years And Counting For Conn. Couple November 25, 2013 Ann and John Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932. Some said their marriage wouldn't last. More than eight decades later, they have "watched the world change together," John says. They hold the unofficial title of longest married couple in the nation.