UK’s Longest Married Couple Aged 105 And 104 ‘Fight’ For First Time In 83 Years Of Marital Bliss
Britain’s longest married couple, who tied the knot in 1934, have suffered their first ever row – over Brexit.
Maurice Kaye, 105, and Helen, 104, from Bournemouth, celebrated their 83rd wedding anniversary last month.
Until recently the couple had managed to live happily married without any arguments.
However, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has given the pair something to row about, as they have differing views on the impact of Brexit.
Helen is ‘very concerned’ about the prospect of the country leaving Brussels, while her husband is in favour of it.
Daughter Tina Son told the Daily Mirror: ‘It was quite interesting because mum was at odds with most her family.
‘Mum wasn’t at all sure Brexit was a good thing – while dad was much more at ease.
‘You can certainly still have conversations with them about things like this.’
The couple saw the EU form in the 1950s, but both feel a lot has changed over the years.
Mr Kaye said: ‘So much has changed but we still have each other, thank God.’
When they married in 1934 in south London the idea of one day keeping up to date with their four children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren using iPads and video chats would have been unimaginable.
Tina told the Jewish Chronicle: ‘They are an inspiration to everyone who knows them and we count ourselves truly blessed.
‘Mum is still very stylish, having her hair done twice a week and her nails done every Friday, and dad still has the same wicked sense of humour and zest for life.
‘Most of all, they still have each other and for that we are so very grateful.’