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These little old ladies have been in love for 72 years. They just made it official.

“We’ve had a good time,” Alice said of the seven decades the pair has spent together.

Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes are 91 and 90 years old respectively.

They’ve been in a relationship since 1942, long before gay marriage was allowed in their home state of Iowa in the US.

But Iowa began allowing same-sex marriage in 2009 — and this week, the pair finally exchanged vows.

Reverend Linda Hunsaker, who presided over the ceremony at the First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa: “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”

Alice and Vivian held hands throughout the ceremony, which took place in front of a small group of the couple’s family and close friends, the Quad-City Times reports.

The women met while growing up in Yale, Iowa, and moved to Davenport in 1947 to set up home.

Vivian worked as a teacher and Alice held various payroll positions.

Jerry Yeast, 73, has been friends with the couple since he was an 18-year-old landscaper working in their yard, he told the Quad-City times.

The Iowa church where Alice and Vivian married.

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

“This is a very special day for all of us.”

“We’ve had a good time,” Alice said of the seven decades the pair has spent together.

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