At Age 93, Buzz Aldrin Weds His “Long-Time Love” Over the Moon

He and Anca Faur are "as enthusiastic as eloping teenagers," according to the second man to walk on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin and Anca Faur on their wedding day.
Buzz Aldrin and Anca Faur on their wedding day. Photograph: @TheRealBuzz/Twitter

The second person to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, has revealed that he married his longtime lover on his 93rd birthday.

On Friday, the retired astronaut celebrated his birthday and announced through Twitter that he and Dr. Anca Faur, 63, had "tied the knot" in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.

Aldrin wrote: "I am happy to inform that my longtime girlfriend Dr. Anca Faur and I have tied the married on my 93rd birthday and the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation.

In a modest, private ceremony in Los Angeles, "we were joined in holy matrimony and are as excited as eloping teens."

According to her LinkedIn profile, Faur has been employed as Buzz Aldrin Ventures' executive vice-president since 2019.

Aldrin shared two images from the event on Twitter, including one of Faur wearing a lace dress and the other of himself wearing a suit and wearing a medal and an Air Force badge.

One of the wedding pictures posted by Aldrin on his Twitter feed.
One of the wedding pictures posted by Aldrin on his Twitter feed. Photograph: @TheRealBuzz/Twitter

Aldrin had three divorces from previous marriages. Before divorcing after 20 years of marriage, he married Joan Ann Archer in 1954. From 1975 to 1978, he was wed to Beverly Van Zile; from 1988 to 2012, he was wed to Lois Driggs Cannon.

Along with one grandson, three great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter, he is the father of Joan Ann's three children, James, Janice, and Andrew.

After participating in the Apollo 11 lunar mission to the moon in July 1969 alongside astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, Aldrin rose to fame all over the world.

In 2009, he stated: "[People] want us to capture in a few sentences the excitement that the world felt as they thought about what we were going to undertake.

"Well, how it felt was something for which we had prepared. We were attempting to handle it gently while performing to the best of our abilities.

He was the last of the three to be alive today and the second person to step foot on the moon. Aldrin left NASA in July 1971 and went on to become the head of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at the Californian Edwards Air Force Base.

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