5ft 4in teacher and her 3ft 7in husband who used a stepladder at their wedding win the Guinness World Record for the couple with the biggest height difference
- Guinness World Records revealed married couple with biggest height difference
- James Lusted, 33, who has dwarfism, is 3ft 7in, while wife Chloe, 27, is 5ft 8in
- Couple who live in Wales, first met at a local pub through friends in 2012
A 5ft 4in teacher and her 3ft 7in husband have won the Guinness World Record for the couple with the biggest height difference.
James Lusted, 33, and wife Chloe, 27, who live in Wales, are standing tall in the record books because of their 1ft 10in height difference.
Guinness World Records has revealed the couple have the greatest height differential of a married couple in the different sexes/taller woman category.
Pantomime actor TV presenter James, who has a rare type of dwarfism known as Diastrophic Dysplasia, met Chloe through mutual friends at a local pub.
James Lusted, 33, and wife Chloe, 27, (pictured) who live in Wales, have the greatest height difference of any married couple according to Guinness World Records
James who has a rare type of dwarfism known as Diastrophic Dysplasia, is 3ft 7in, meanwhile his wife is 5ft 4in. Pictured: Couple at their wedding
James admits that he doubted whether he would ever get married while growing up and longed to be the same as everyone else. Pictured: James and Chloe
James and Chloe were married in 2016, with the groom using a stepladder in order to kiss his bride at the altar. They have since had a daughter named Olivia, two.
Chloe admitted that in the past she would usually have said she was attracted to taller men – however that changed when she met James.
She said: ‘There is someone out there for everyone, and it perhaps won’t be who you imagine.
‘I hope that our love story teaches others that you can never judge a book by its cover and everyone has their own personal story underneath what they look like.’
James, who is known as Jay to his family, was born with a type of genetic dwarfism called diastrophic displasia but has not handed the condition down to his daughter.
Chloe who had previously been attracted to taller men, said she has learned there is someone for everyone and it perhaps won’t be who you imagine. Pictured: The couple with their Guinness World Records award
Chloe said she hopes their love story will teach others not to judge a book by its cover. Pictured: Chloe and James on their wedding day
James, who has not handed diastrophic displasia down to his daughter, said he felt ‘ten feet tall’ when he found out that Chloe was expecting. Pictured: James with his daughter in 2019
James said holding his daughter and marrying Chloe are among the two best days of his life. Pictured: The family
What is Diastrophic Dysplasia?
Diastrophic Dysplasia is a rare condition, which results in deformities and a short stature.
According to The Portal For Rare Diseases, the disorder affects males and females but has a prevalence of just 1-1.3 in 100,000 people. Those who have Diastrophic Dysplasia may often at birth have a clubfoot, short limb deformation of the wrists and abducted thumbs.
Deformations of joints can limit movement, however the severity of the condition varies. Despite the impact on quality of life, Diastrophic Dysplasia has a good life expectancy and surgical corrections can be beneficial.
He said he felt ‘ten feet tall’ when he found out teacher Chloe was expecting while on a trip to Disney World, Florida.
James said: ‘Holding my daughter in my arms is definitely in the top two of the best things I’ve ever done. Marrying Chloe was the other best day of my life.’
Also a Conservative county councillor in Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales, James was featured on the Sunday Songs of Praise last year where he discussed his faith helping him to cope with his disability.
Chloe was a student living in Cardiff when she first dated James.
On one date, he was handed a children’s colouring book and crayons by a waitress who mistook him for a child.
It was only when the waitress at the Harvester restaurant heard James’s deep voice that she realised her embarrassing blunder.
James admits that when he was growing up, he initially doubted whether he would ever get married, but says now that their relationship proves there is someone out there for everyone.
He added: ‘I came to a point where I had to say to myself that dwarfism doesn’t own me, I own dwarfism. I just wanted to be the same as everyone else and I just wanted to live my life in a big way, in a little body’.
James appeared on Sunday Songs of Praise last year to discuss how his faith has helped him to cope with his disability. Pictured: Chloe and James
James was once handed a children’s colouring book and crayons by a waitress who mistook him for a child. Pictured: James and Chloe on their wedding day
Chloe and James (pictured) first met through friends, while at a local pub shortly after the actor had carried the Olympic torch through their hometown
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