The World’s Tallest Married Couple (Photos)

According to Guinness World Records, a couple – Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan from China – are the tallest married couple in the world.

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The World's Tallest Married Couple
Photo: Sun Mingming and his wife Xu

Mingming, 33, stands tall at 7ft 8.98″ while his wife, Xu Yan, 29, is more than a foot smaller – but still incredibly tall – at 6ft 1.74″.

The couple has a jaw-dropping combined height of more than 13ft 10″. The pair are (unsurprisingly) sports stars in their home country – Mingming is a basketball player while Yan plays handball.

The World's Tallest Married Couple

They met at the National Games of China in 2009 and married in Beijing on 4 August 2013.

When the pair visited the Guinness World Records’ UK headquarters, they shared their words of wisdom for a happy marriage.

“No one is perfect, therefore you need to support one another on a daily basis,” said Mingming.

He also revealed the height-related difficulties facing the pair.

“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,” he added.

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