Watch: This 106-Year-Old Woman in Brazil Just Got Engaged 

106-year-old Valdemira Rodrigues de Oliveira and 66-year-old Aparecido Dias Jacob now have a wedding to plan. 

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A Brazilian pensioner has become the ‘world’s oldest person to get engaged’.

Valdemira Rodrigues de Oliveira, 106, and Aparecido Dias, 66, met at a retirement home in south east Brazil.


The smitten duo, who have a combined age of 172 years, went ahead with the engagement despite doctors warning them against it, in view of their failing health.

The couple, known as Valda and Jaco, have been together for three years. The elderly sweethearts exchanged engagement rings in a betrothal service organised by volunteers under an initiative called the ‘Project of Dreams’.

(With inputs from AP)

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