According to a statement that the astronaut shared on Twitter, he marked his 93rd birthday on Friday by getting married to the woman he has been with for a very long time in Los Angeles.
“On the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur and I have tied the knot,” Aldrin wrote in an email. “My 93rd birthday is also the day I will be honored by Living Legends of Aviation.” We had a small, private ceremony in Los Angeles where we got married, and we are just as excited as if we had just run away together as teenagers.
The tweet was accompanied by two photographs that were taken at the couple’s small ceremony. One of the photographs showed the two of them smiling and posing together, while the other captured a more natural moment of the two of them talking to one another.
On the day of their wedding, Faur wore a white bridal gown with rhinestone embellishments, and Aldrin wore a black suit that was embellished with a variety of pins.
According to the Los Angeles Chapter of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, Aldrin’s wedding to Faur, who serves as the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures at the present time, marks the NASA astronaut’s fourth time down the aisle. Faur is Romanian-American.
In 1954, he entered into a marriage to Joan Archer, which lasted until 1974 when it was dissolved in divorce. Together, the couple welcomed three children into the world: a son named James, a daughter named Janice, and another son named Andrew.
After that, Aldrin wed his second wife Beverly Van Zile in 1975, but the couple’s marriage lasted for only three years before it ended in divorce.
After another ten years, Buzz Aldrin finally found the love of his life when he wed his third wife, Lois Driggs Cannon. The couple remained married for 24 years before divorcing in 2012.
During the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, Buzz Aldrin served as the pilot of the Lunar Module Eagle. After Neil Armstrong, Aldrin became the second person to step foot on the moon. He is the only one of the three astronauts who went on the journey who managed to return home alive.