After 75 years of marriage, Alex and Francis Perea are calling it quits. Alex(94) and Francis(93) started dating when they were 17 and 16 respectively in Boise, Idaho. 5 kids, 12 grandkids and multiple great grandkids later, the couple has decided to go their separate ways. When reached for comment, Alex said he started to get an itch after their 60th wedding anniversary to see what else was out there. "I love Francis but I'm just not quite sure she is my soulmate." Francis commented that "this is a mutual decision. I need to be with someone that can win with me at bridge once in awhile and doesn't complain when it's bingo night."
Apparently, the plan had been to wait until the couple's children had all grown up and left the house but that still seems years away. "We've dropped multiple hints that you can't live with us forever but it doesn't seem to register or they think we are joking." stated Francis. Alex agreed and followed up with the interesting tidbit that he'd never owned a convertible because Francis never wanted to get her hair messed up after her afternoon sessions at the salon. "I don't even have any hair anymore but I DO want to feel the wind against my bald head while rocketing 20 MPH down the freeway." said Alex.
As this story went to press, they both stated that they would give it 10 years and if neither of them had found "The One" by then, they would look to reconcile.