98-Year-Old Couple in China Recreates Wedding Photos 70 Years Later for Anniversary

PHOTO: A split of images showing Cao Yuehua and Wang Devi posing for wedding photos. AP Photo
A split of images showing Cao Yuehua and Wang Devi posing for wedding photos.

A 98-year-old couple from southwest China recently recreated their wedding day photos 70 years ago for their anniversary, according to Chinese media reports.

Cao Yuehua and Wang Devi, both 98 years old, returned to Chongqing's Northern Hot Springs Park on Nov. 24, where they first wed 70 years ago for their anniversary.

The two were originally from Shanghai but fled to Chongqing after World War II broke out. The two were separated for much of the war because Yuehua was sent to the Burma front to work as a translator.

However, Yuehua -- who is a poet and fluent in three languages -- kept the flame alive with romantic love letters during their time apart.

Following the wedding recreation ceremony last week, Yuehua shared the simple secret to their long marriage, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

PHOTO: An images showing Cao Yuehua and Wang Devi. AP Photo
An images showing Cao Yuehua and Wang Devi.

"Couples need to care for each other," he told Xinhua. "I think of her at any time, and so does she."

Wang Devi joked to her husband, "When we are both 100-years-old, we will come back again, OK?"

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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