Looks like Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, has found love, according to the Huffington Post. The 8′ 3″ 30-year-old Turkish farmer has previously complained about the difficulties in finding a girlfriend. He said most women are put off by his size.
Kosen suffers from a rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which causes his body to continually produce growth hormones and he is one of only ten people ever to top 8ft. He finally stopped growing in 2012. It’s not only his height that holds some impressive records, but some of his body parts on their own hold them.
His 27.5 cm (10.8 in) hands hold their own in the Guiness Book, and so do his feet, measuring in at 36.5 cm (14.3 in). I’m sure it is understood, but his suit for the big day was specially taylored for him. He wears a rumored size 28 shoe! I’m not sure I’d be dancing too close at that reception!
Well, Mr. Kosen now has a Mrs. in Merve Dibo, 20, who is not nearly as tall as Sultan, but still, at 5′ 8″, is a full 6″ over the national average height for women in Turkey. She is still 2′ 7″ shorter than her new hubby. Sultan said, “It was unfortunate that I could not find a suitable girl of my own size. But now I will have my own family and private life.” Happy endings can happen for anyone, right?
The nuptials, which took place in Marden, Southern Turkey, were attended by many influential people from the worlds of religion, business, and politics, including Turkey’s President, Abdullah Gul.
Here’s hoping for a happily ever after for the newlyweds!
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