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Arkansas Couple Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary

·1-min read

KCAU-TV Sioux City/ youtube

An Arkansas couple are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary.

Uvie Evatt, 101, and her husband Leroy Evatt, 103, have been married for eight decades, but their relationship dates back longer than they remember.

"Oh I don't know, I wouldn't even guess, I forgot, I don't know, forever!" Uvie told KCAU-TV Sioux City with a laugh.

The couple – who grew up together in Vilonia – told the outlet their long lasting relationship is the result of good communication and teamwork.

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"I'm the head of the house, she's the neck, she controls the head," Leroy told KCAU-TV.

When a reporter asked Uvie if she was the "leader" in their relationship, she laughed as she remarked, "That's what he said," while she pointed to her husband.

The couple share a daughter, granddaughter and a few grandchildren.

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"Oh man! There's nothing in the whole world like them!" Uvie said of the little ones.

Their 6-year-old granddaughter chimed in by saying she loves her grandparents because "they are really really sweet to us."

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