- The Guinness World Records recognised a couple for their height difference
- James said he never thought he would find love due to dwarfism
- Chloe admitted she was initially hesitant to date him for fear of what society might say
- James and Chloe Lusted got married in 2016 and have a daughter together
A couple has proven that love can overcome any hurdles after the Guinness World Records book officially recognised their union.
James and Chloe Lusted, who got married in 2016, were recognised in June 2021 after breaking the record for the greatest height differential of a married couple.
The record they broke is specifically for marriages between different sexes in which the woman is taller.
Chloe is 5 ft 5.4 in while James stands at 3ft 7in, meaning their height difference is almost 2 ft.
James gave up on marriage
According to 33-year-old James, who is an actor and presenter, he never thought he would get married while growing up.
"I used to wonder who would want to marry a dwarf," he said.
On the other hand, Chloe said that her type has always been taller men, but it changed when she met James and fell for him.
Chloe divulged that she was concerned about what people would say about their relationship when they started dating in late 2013.
"Honestly, I did have fears about how people would react," she admitted.
Chloe’s mother also had reservations about the relationship but later changed her mind.
Marriage, living with dwarfism
In 2014, James proposed to Chloe, and they were married in 2016 at a colourful wedding attended by family and friends. They are blessed with a 2-year-old daughter named Olivia.
James admitted that living with dwarfism is sometimes challenging.
"Being 3 ft 7 is tricky sometimes. But I can do everything you can do, just in a different way," he said.
For instance, when making food, he usually stands on a chair. He also has a specially adapted car with raised foot pedals.
"I think there is someone out there for everyone. Our love story is told to show you cannot judge a book by the cover,” Chloe said.
“Dwarfism does not own me. I own dwarfism. I want to live life in a big way, in a little body,” James said.
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that Alikhan Kazia, the brother to former KTN news anchor Maalika Kazia entered the Guinness World Records book.
Alikhan broke the record for the most ping pong balls bounced into a cup in one minute.
He successfully bounced 17 ping pong balls into a cup in a record one minute.