'Fonder and fonder of each other': This couple in their 90s found love during the pandemic

The couple has some advice for anyone looking for love.


Amid the isolation for so many, a New Jersey man and woman in their 90s unexpectedly found love during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iris Ivers and Bill Biega met years ago, prior to the pandemic, WCBS reports. However, the two reconnected at a retirement home last year.

The 98-year-old Biega moved in after his wife died.

"As we talked more and more and Iris with her gorgeous smile, and behaving really like a younger woman, we got much fonder and fonder of each other," Biega told the news outlet.

Soon after, the pandemic hit and they were in lockdown.

"We were sneaking. He would come to my apartment. I would go to his apartment," Ivers, 91, said.

Biega and Ivers had to make a choice to either live together or apart. The couple ended up deciding to quarantine together.

"We love each other," Biega said.

They have some advice for anyone looking for love:

"Be a risk taker," Ivers said. "I’m not big risk taker, but, I do take them. Just moving in with Bill was a risk."

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