Louise Jean Signore from the Bronx turned 107 years old Wednesday. She says it’s not eating well or regularly exercising that has kept her alive this long — it’s being free of any man’s or woman’s baggage.
“If they have exercise, I do the exercise. If they have dancing, I dance. I still a do a little dancing. After my lunch, I will play bingo, so I had a full day,” Signore told CNN affiliate WCBS.
“I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret. My sister says, ‘I wish I never got married.'”
The woman’s sister is 102-years-old, WCBS reported, so longevity might run in the family.
Signore, whose family comes from Italy, also explained how her diet helped.
She said: “Italian food is very good for you. I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake.”
Signore celebrated her milestone with a birthday party at the Bartow Community Center in Coop City, according to WCBS. More than 100 people attended.
Alelia Murphy, 114, currently holds the record for being the oldest living woman in the United States. Murphy lives in Harlem in New York, which is also where Signore was born.