Elderly couples increasingly are getting divorced well into their 60s, 70s and even in their 90s. Most recently a number of them made headlines and should be entered into the Guinness World Records. I guess these 10 couples do not believe in till death do we part.
1. Bertie & Jessie Wood (98):
In 2009, a British couple became the oldest couple to divorce. After 36 years of marriage they decided to call it quits, 2 years shy of their 100th birthday. It is still unclear as to why the couple split. This is even sadder given that Bertie Wood passed away almost a year later.
2. Antonio (99) & Rosa (96) C.:
A 1940s affair causes one couple to go to splitsville in December of 2011 after 77 years of marriage. Feeling guilty she confessed the whole thing to her husband. He was unable to forgive her despite the elapsed time since the betrayal took place.
3. South Korean Couple (94/83):
The 94 year old man and his 83 year old wife became Korea’s oldest divorcees in March of 2009. The source of the irreconcilable differences was the humiliation she suffered with 6 of her husband’s children from a previous marriage. He claims that the marriage fell apart after she had an affair.
4. Al & Tipper Gore (62):
After 40 years of marriage this couple called it quits. This comes a decade after both stood on the podium kissing graciously at the Democratic Convention.
5. Georg Meister (81) & Ruth Meister (83):
Ruth divorced Georg after 60 years of marriage after he was caught having a love affair with mistress at work. The mistress was 30 years younger than Georg and the affair was revealed when the curtains were not pulled at work.