Huffpost Fifty

90-Year-Old Newlyweds Prove It's Never Too Late To Find Love

Posted: Updated:

A pair of spunky elderly newlyweds in Washington state are proving that it's never too late to discover true love.

Andy Nilles, 93, and Gladys Salley, 90, tied the knot last week at the Cock-a-Doodle Doughnuts shop in Port Angeles, WA. where they had spent many hours together sharing apple fritters and other sweets.

The two live in the same retirement community -- where Nilles is apparently considered quite the catch -- but didn't start dating until they were introduced by a mutual friend.

Nilles, a former rancher and wheat farmer, said he would have proposed on one knee -- but didn't think he'd ever get back up again.

Salley, who was married for 52 years to her late husband, Fred, who died in 1996, said she never thought she'd marry again. Nilles was married twice before; his second wife died in 2002.

The two were married inside the doughnut shop by the Rev. Mark Weatherford of Eastern Hills Community Church, who told the Associated Press, “I feel like I need to counsel them, but what advice do you give somebody that’s 90?”

After vowing to stay together "until death do us part," Nilles quipped that he figures they have at least another six years.

Following the ceremony, the two shared a passionate kiss before climbing into Nilles' 2007 Chevrolet HHR for a honeymoon trip to Leavenworth, WA.