Second man to walk on the moon says he and Anca Faur are ‘as excited as eloping teenagers’
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has announced that he got married to his long-term partner on his 93rd birthday.
The retired astronaut celebrated his birthday on January 21 and said on Twitter that he “tied the knot” with Dr Anca Faur, 63, in a small ceremony in Los Angeles.
He told his followers that the couple were as “excited as eloping teenagers” and shared two photos from the wedding.
Aldrin wrote: “On my 93rd birthday and the day I will also be honoured by Living Legends of Aviation, I am pleased to announce that my long-time love Dr Anca Faur and I have tied the knot.
“We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and are as excited as eloping teenagers.”
Faur has worked as executive vice-president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures since 2019, according to her LinkedIn page.
Aldrin posted two pictures from the ceremony on Twitter, showing himself dressed in a suit, decorated with a medal and an Air Force badge, alongside Faur in a lace dress.
Aldrin’s marriage to Faur — who currently serves as the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures, per the Los Angeles Chapter of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce — marks the fourth time that the NASA spaceman has wed.
He first married Joan Archer in 1954, before the marriage ended in divorce in 1974. Together, the pair welcomed three children: sons James and Andrew, plus daughter Janice.
Aldrin then wed his second wife Beverly Van Zile in 1975, though their relationship ended after just three years.
Ten years later, Aldrin found love again with his third wife Lois Driggs Cannon, whom he was married to for 24 years before they divorced in 2012.
Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong, served as the Lunar Module Eagle pilot during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. He is the only surviving astronaut of the three that took part in the trip.