A husband and wife who are both more than 6 feet tall have been named as the the tallest couple in the world.
Sun Mingming and his wife Xu
A couple – Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan from China – are the tallest married couple in the world according to
Guinness World Records.
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.
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.