A husband and wife in Beijing have secured a place in the Guinness World Records as the tallest married couple, with a combined height of 13 feet and 10.72 inches (423.47 cm).
Sun Ming, 33, stands 7’8.98″ (236.17 cm) while his wife Xu Yan, 29, measures 6’1.74″(187.3 cm). Naturally the two are both athletes—Sun is a basketball player and Xu plays handball. They met at the National Games of China in 2009 and got married in Beijing in 2013.
“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,” the pair said of their height. After watching Yao Ming trying to get into the front seat of an SUV, we can only imagine that the struggle is all too real.
The two beat the previous record in this category by a mere 4.37 cm, according to GWR. Watch their interview here.