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14/09/2015 08:44 BST | Updated 14/09/2015 08:59 BST

World's Tallest Couple, Sun Mingming and Xu Yan, Offer Advice For Successful Marriage

Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan are a match made in heaven.

The couple, who are from China, have made headlines recently after being crowned the tallest married couple in the world by Guinness World Records.

Mingming, 33, stands tall at 7ft 8.98". Meanwhile his wife, Xu Yan, 29, is more than a foot smaller - but still incredibly tall - at 6ft 1.74".

The couple has a jaw-dropping combined height of more than 13ft 10".

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The pair are (unsurprisingly) sports stars in their home country - Mingming is a basketball player while Yan plays handball.

They met at the National Games of China in 2009 and married in Beijing on 4 August 2013.

When the pair visited the Guinness World Records' UK headquarters, they shared their words of wisdom for a happy marriage.

"No one is perfect, therefore you need to support one another on a daily basis," said Mingming.

He also revealed the height-related difficulties facing the pair.

"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," he added.

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