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‘There’s someone out there for everyone’: Couple makes world record for greatest height difference

"I don't think you can choose who you fall in love with"

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
June 25, 2021 8:50:00 pm
couple with greatest height difference, Guinness World Records, Guinness World Records for married couple with greatest height difference, dwarfism, love, indian express newsWhen they started dating, Chloe did think about how people would react, given their difference in height. (Photo: Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)

They say love is blind, but we would like to believe love is more accepting and compassionate. It does not judge; instead, it makes people embrace the best version of themselves. And while North Wales couple James and Chloe Lusted may not see eye-to-eye — he is 3 ft 7 inches tall and she is just about 5 ft 5 inches tall — they are very much in love, and have also made a world record for having the greatest height difference for a married couple.

In a video shot for Guinness World Records, James says when he was growing up he was worried if he would ever get married, because “who would marry a dwarf?” He never thought there could be someone who would one day fall in love with him.

On her part, Chloe — his wife — says her usual type is a “tall guy”. “I don’t think you can choose who you fall in love with,” she says.

James says he has a rare form of dwarfism, but he can do everything — from driving a car to cooking — “just in a different way”.

When they started dating, Chloe did think about how people would react, given their difference in height. “Chloe’s mum had a little bit more of a reservation… Chloe has always dated and been with taller guys,” James says, adding the reservations were more about the health, and what happens if they have a child with dwarfism.

The couple is married for five years now, and has a healthy little two-year-old girl, Olivia.

“I definitely think there’s someone out there for everyone, and perhaps not who you would imagine… You cannot judge a book by its cover; just love the person no matter who they are really,” Chloe says.

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