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Secret to happy marriage? Couple has worn matching outfits for 70 years

Francis and Rosemary Klontz first met when they were just teenagers at junior high in Auburn, Washington.

70 years later, they’re still going strong.

When asked about their secret to a successful relationship, they credited their mutual love of music … and matching outfits.

“Well, my mother got us matching shirts when we were in high school,” Rosemary explained. “I picked them out – and so … we’ve matched ever since.”

“I thought she was the cutest little thing when she came into our town,” Francis recalled.

“By the time we were seniors [at school], we started going together,” he said.

They both tied the knot at just 19 years of age.

Now they’re both 87-years-old, with Francis being all too familiar with the term “happy wife, happy life” as he let’s his wife choose his outfits every day.

“She just lays it out for me, and I don’t have to worry about a thing!” he said.

And while they both share the same passions, the duo say the secret to their everlasting marriage is remaining in-sync with one another.

“Jesus first, others second, yourself last – that’s the way to spell ‘joy’,” Rosemary said.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the stylish duo in action.