A Chinese husband and wife have been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest married couple.
Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan have been awarded the title as their combined height is over 4.2 metres. Sun measures 236.17 cm, while his wife stands at 187.3 cm.
The towering twosome met at the National Games of China in 2009, as they are both athletes and got married four years after their first date.
Sun plays basketball professionally, while Xu is a great handball player. It’s no wonder they are sports stars in China.
Of their height, Sun and Xu say: “Everyday tasks such as traveling by car, plane or getting a room in a hotel do prove difficult, but we’re used to these problems.
An advice for a successful marriage – no one is perfect, therefore you need to support one another on a daily basis.”
The tallest married couple ever recorded in history was Anna Haining Swan and Martin van Buren Bates, whose combined height was 477.52 cm!