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Elderly Couple Finally Marries After 62-Year Relationship

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Atelia Michel (left) and Elius Jacques were married July 7, 2013. (Photo credit: WBZ's Mark Katic)

Atelia Michel (left) and Elius Jacques were married July 7, 2013. (Photo credit: WBZ’s Mark Katic)

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BOSTON (CBS) – They dated for 62 years and now Atelia Michel and Elius Jacques are finally husband and wife.

Michel, 83, and Jacques, 88, got married Sunday at the Sant BelVi Health Center in Dorchester.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

They started dating in Haiti back in 1951 and they’ve raised 19 children since then.

Michel came to the U.S. in 1996, but she didn’t follow until 2010.

Both have been regulars at the heath center in the last year and that’s where the idea for the summer wedding started.

So why did they wait so long?

“They didn’t even think of that, because they were raising their children,” their son Jacques told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 through a translator.

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