Love indeed comes in all shapes and sizes ! A 7ft 8in tall man Joelison Fernandes da Silva, 28 has found love with a woman three feet smaller than him.
Joelison developed gigantism as a child and his rapidly grew and thia forced him to drop out of school due to bullying and then refuse to leave the family house for years.
He later found true happiness eventually in a shy Brazilian , Evem Medeiros, a 5ft 21-year-old woman he met online. Joelison said:
The first time I saw her it was love at first sight.I was charmed by her. I wanted to be with her all the time. It didn’t matter about her size.I get asked a lot about this and at first it annoyed me but nowadays it’s normal and I am used to it. I take it in good humour,’ explained the real-life Goliath.Some people like to talk about my shoe size and then imagine how big my member might be.I think the size of my feet is false advertising. Our love life is normal. We adapt. Lying down everyone is my size.’
Doctors discovered he had a benign tumour on his pituitary gland that was causing his body to produce uncontrolled amounts of growth hormone.Joelison initially refused to have it removed as he didn’t want to spend three months in hospital recovering, even though he was warned it would eventually kill him.
But in 2007, after some convincing from his family, he agreed and had it removed using less invasive laser surgery performed through his nose.The successful operation helped slow his growth but he still sprouted another four inches to his current height of 7ft 8in.
With the gigantism under control, Joelison’s confidence grew. He finally took a step into the public conscience and was eventually crowned Brazil’s tallest man.
As a celebrity in his homeland he began to attract admirers, including new wife Evem.She contacted him on Facebook to wish him happy birthday and they swapped numbers before starting a committed relationship two months later. Joelison said :
‘She was basically my first woman. The first woman of my life. I was 28.I thought everything about her was beautiful – but especially her eyes.She is very caring. She doesn’t show it when the cameras are here but she is caring and truthful. She has never lied to me.’
Their love sweet o ! See more photos below :