Every once in a while, there comes along an athlete who outgrows their competition in extreme ways, sometimes quite literally, but that doesn't take away their right to love and marry the people of the 'normal size'.
Here's a list of four giant athletes who married averaged sized humans:1. Shaquille O'Neal and Laticia Rolle
The former NBA player was a massive force to deal with during his prime. Despite his 147 kg, 7'1'' frame, Shaq was god-gifted with extreme agility and athleticism, making him one of the most dominating players in the history of basketball.
After a series of casual relationships and a divorce, the former Los Angeles Lakers Centre found true love in blogger-turned model Laticia Rolle, with whom Shaq has shared a stable relationship since 2014. Her height? 5'6''.2. The Great Khali and Harminder Kaur
The most successful Indian to have stepped into the WWE ring and fight legends like The Undertaker and John Cena, the Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana has found fame both in India and abroad and has even done his nation proud in international movies.
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Even though he was portrayed as the 'Punjabi Playboy' during the second half of his career with the wrestling organisation, the 7'1'' tall Khali, on many occasions, has expressed his affection for his 5'9'' tall wife Harminder Kaur, with whom he has shared a married life since 2002.3. 'The Mountain' Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Kelsey Henson
Björnsson, who plays the role of Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in HBO's popular show 'Game of Thrones' is also a powerlifter who has competed and won numerous highly prestigious competitions such as the 2019 Arnold's Classic and The World's Strongest Man. Very recently he even broke his own record in deadlifting.View this post on Instagram
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Married to fitness model Kelsey Henson since October last year, Björnsson considers her to be his “lucky charm” as the athlete has not lost a single competition he has entered ever since the couple tied the knot. Henson is all of 5'2'' while Björnsson is 6'9'' tall.4. Yao Ming and Ye Li
When we say Yao Ming is tall, we mean he can touch the top of the backboard of a basketball ring without jumping. Towering at an amazing height of 7'3'', Ming was one the first Asians to have played in the NBA court for the Houston Rockets.
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Although his wife Ye Li is also a basketball player and is 6'3'' tall, when standing next to Ming, she looks way tinier than she actually is.