For over 40 years, Wang Aijuan had been a constant companion to Wu Yongcheng, without a ring nor marriage certificate to signify her status.
The decision was in part spurred by Wu’s ailing health. Not wanting to leave any regrets, the 76-year-old man hoped to register their marriage to cement and celebrate their decades-long relationship, Shin Min Daily News reported.
Theirs was an employer-employee relationship which blossomed into something more, the couple told the Chinese evening daily.
Wang, 70, shared that when she first started to work for Wu, he was the owner of a fishball and fishcake supplier business.