On his 93rd birthday, Buzz Aldrin had more than one reason to rejoice, as he married the love of his life.
The 93-year-old former astronaut from the United States is overjoyed (excuse the pun) after marrying 63-year-old Anca Faur in a romantic ceremony surrounded by a small group of loved ones.
Former engineer and fighter pilot shared two photos from their big day to announce their happy news.
One image showed the bride and groom inside their wedding site, with Aldrin dressed smartly in a suit adorned with a medal and an Air Force emblem.
He did, however, keep it cool by wearing a pair of silver boots.
Faur looked stunning in a lace gown and carried a bouquet of white and pink flowers.
A second photograph showed the happy couple sitting on a bench outdoors, deep in discussion and looking quite loved up.
‘On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honoured by Living Legends of Aviation, I am thrilled to report that my lifelong love Dr. Anca Faur & I have sealed the marriage,’ Aldrin posted on Twitter to his 1.5 million followers.
‘We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers’.
They received a flood of congratulations, many of which contained space-related puns.
‘First to the moon and now to a honey moon :). Congrats colonel!’, one read.
‘I’m glad y’all are keeping in each others’ orbit!’, added another.
’Happy birthday, Buzz, and congratulations on your marriage. I’m thrilled for you. As always, you did it in style’, praised on follower.
Another added: ‘WOW! Congratulations Colonel Aldrin! Life begins at 93! All the best.’
Aldrin has been married and divorced three times.
His first marriage was to Joan Ann Archer in 1954, and the couple was married for 20 years before they divorced.
From 1975 to 1978, he was married to Beverly Van Zile, and from 1988 to 2012, he was married to Lois Driggs Cannon.
With his first wife, Archer, he had three children: James, Janice, and Andrew, as well as one grandson, three great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.
Aldrin rose to prominence after participating in the Apollo 11 lunar mission in 1969.
He travelled with fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins on the voyage of a lifetime, becoming the second man to set foot on the moon – and the last of three still alive today.
Alrdin was released from NASA in 1971.