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Vivian and Alice are both in their 90s and have been together 72 years. They tied the knot on Saturday.

“We’ve had a good time,” the ladies say of their 72 years together.

Newlyweds in Their 90s Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

MORE THAN SEVEN decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice Nonie Dubes have gotten married.

Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, sat next to each other during Saturday’s ceremony, the Quad City Times reports.

“This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago,” the Rev. Linda Hunsaker told the small group of close friends and family who attended.

The women met in their hometown of Yale, Iowa, while growing up. Then they moved to Davenport in 1947 where Boyack taught school and Dubes did payroll work.

Dubes said the two have enjoyed their life together and over the years they have travelled to all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada, and to England twice.

“We’ve had a good time,” Dubes said.

Newlyweds in Their 90s The couple hold hands on their wedding day. Source: AP

Boyack said it takes a lot of love and work to keep a relationship going for 72 years.

Longtime friend Jerry Yeast, 73, said he got to know the couple when he worked in their yard as a teenager.

“I’ve known these two women all my life, and I can tell you, they are special,” Yeast said.

Iowa has allowed gay marriage since 2009. And the two women say it is never too late for a new chapter in life.

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