The pair, from Middletown, New York, met at the gym eight years ago. They are both widowed and took their time getting to know each other before deciding to tie the knot - and it was Gertrude who proposed to Alvin.
Also, don't think that the fact that they are later in life will stop them from doing anything. Alvin said, "Age doesn't mean a damn thing to me or Gert. We don't see it as a barrier. We still do what we want to do in life."