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‘A great chance for a party’: Grandmother, 90, weds toyboy, 73 proving it’s never too late for love


 

‘A great chance for a party’: Grandmother, 90, weds toyboy, 73, proving it’s never too late for love

By Daily Mail Reporter

A couple whose relationship has ‘blossomed’ since meeting seven years ago have finally tied the knot – with a combined age of 163.  

Betty Erskine, 90, met her ‘toyboy’ Robin Tremayne, 73, in 2003 when the pair lived in the same retired accommodation block.  

The pair regularly chatted and later started seeing one another romantically, before Robin moved in and popped the question in 2009.

Loved-up: Betty Erskine, 90, and her toyboy Robin Tremayne, 73, have finally tied the knot - with a combined age of 163 - after meeting seven years ago

Loved-up: Betty Erskine, 90, and her toyboy Robin Tremayne, 73, have finally tied the knot – with a combined age of 163 – after meeting seven years ago

The couple married in front of friends and family at Exmouth Town Hall, Devon on Saturday. Betty and Robin will go on a honeymoon in this country later this year.

Robin said: ‘I love Betty and it just seemed the right thing to do.

‘I know it might be unusual to marry out our age but it’s not unheard of and it was just a natural progression of our relationship.

‘I thought we may as well get married – we get on so well. We never argue and agree on practically everything so it seemed like the right thing to do.’

The pair met when they were living in separate flats at Trafalgar Court retirement home in Uffculme, Devon.  

Robin, whose wife died in 2004, would regularly pop his head in and check on Betty and as time went on the relationship grew until two years ago when Robin proposed they marry and move in together.

Retired transport manager Robin added: ‘I lived on the top floor and Betty on the ground floor and she used to sit in the window and we would chat when I walked by.’

Now the couple live together in Exmouth, Devon, where Robin is Betty’s registered carer.

Happy couple: Henry Kerr and Valerie Berkowitz (pictured here on their wedding day) became Britain's oldest newlyweds last year with a combined age of 184 years

The accolade of being Britain’s oldest newlyweds goes to Henry Kerr and Valerie Berkowitz (pictured here on their wedding day). They had a combined age of 184 years when they married in 2010

Around 25 friends and family attended the ceremony at Exmouth Town Hall on Saturday, where Betty celebrated her 90th just weeks earlier.  

Former dinner lady Betty said: ‘The wedding was a great chance to have another party.
‘It just seemed right. We always agree and never fall out. He’s patient with me and looks after me and that’s all a girl wants really.’

The marriage is the third for both of them, after both divorcing and outliving their second partners.  

Betty has two daughters, a son and six grandchildren and Robin has a son, daughter three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

But despite the couple’s advanced ages, they still have some way to go to earn the accolade of being Britain’s oldest newlyweds.

That distinction goes to 97-year-old Henry Kerr and 87-year-old Valerie Berkowitz with a combined aged of 184 who married in July last year.

From the: | Mail Online

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March 21, 2011 - Posted by | Blog, Blogroll, CELEBRITY, Entertainement, Health, nature, People | , , ,

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