106-Year-Old Women Gets Engaged To Her 66-Year-Old Boyfriend After Falling In Love At A Retirement Home.
A Brazilian pensioner has defied doctors to become the oldest person to get engaged at the age of 106.
Valdemira Rodrigues de Oliveira said yes to her 66-year-old toyboy Aparecido Dias Jacob at a ceremony despite being given advice by physicians not to go ahead with it.
The smitten seniors with the combined age of 172 years have separate rooms at Nossa Senhora Fatima retirement home in Pirassununga, south east Brazil, and were determined to prove it’s never too late to be with your soulmate after three years together.
But the elderly sweethearts exchanged engagement rings in a betrothal service organized by volunteers under an initiative called the Project of Dreams.
Volunteer Fabiane Zaffalon, said: ‘As they couldn’t get married we came up with another way to make their dreams come true by holding an engagement ceremony at the retirement home.’