Meet World’s Shortest Couple Madly In Love With Each Other

This is world’s shortest couple who
both measure less than three feet tall!
 For Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia
Hoshino, size doesn’t matter when it comes to love.
Both are from Brazil and both have forms
of dwarfism and stand at 34.8in and 35.2in respectively.
Their meeting which happened 10
years ago started with chats on MSN Messenger. 

Paulo, 30, who has a rare genetic
condition called diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, said it was love at first
sight for him.
“I found her very beautiful from the
first moment I saw her,” he said.
The attraction wasn’t mutual. Katyucia,
26, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, which affects bone growth, initially
blocked him on the instant messaging site.
She said: “The first
time I started talking to Paulo, he was really annoying. He had cheap-pick up
Paulo, who works as a legal secretary,
said, “She thought I was trying to flirt but I was just being
nice. According to her I was a really boring guy.”
That would have been the end of the
matter, if Katyucia hadn’t suddenly decided to unblock him 18 months later.

Katyucia, who now owns her own
beauty salon that has been specially adapted for her size, said: ‘One day
something happened in my head and I went and unblocked him. By then he was
already more relatable.’
Paulo said,
“When she unblocked me, it didn’t take me more than a minute to say hello. We
started speaking and she said I was more civilised.”
Two months later, Paulo travelled
more than 186 milies to Katyucia’s home city of Londrina to meet her.

He said he was bowled over by
Katyucia’s beauty, but she was shy and unimpressed with his dress sense.
Paulo said, “What most attracted me
to her, besides her beauty, was how sweet she was. It was her sweet
The beautician said, “He was wearing
an orange shirt, jeans and sunglasses – thank God it has improved since then.”
Despite Katyucia’s concerns about
the long distance between them, five days later the pair started dating and
after four years they moved in together.
Katyucia said, “I had never dated
before so Paulo is my first boyfriend, my first everything.”
Now they say they are like any other
couple. Paulo has a specially-adapted car to enable him to drive, while
Katyucia’s beauty salon has been specially modified for her height.

Paulo, who has ambitions to run
for mayor in his home town of Itapeva, said, “Basically, we are a normal
couple but our height is a little smaller. 
“The best thing about our
relationship is our closeness, our companionship we have for each other.”
Together the couple enjoy
travelling, going out, and eating ice cream and Japanese food.
Katyucia said, “’The things we most
like to do are eating and sleeping. Those are the things we do best.”
Katyucia added: ‘We fight like every
couple. A couple that doesn’t fight isn’t a normal couple.
‘Our thoughts match, our ideas
match, our feelings match and that’s really cool.
‘His best quality is his
simplicity. He is a person like any other. I think as a couple we are both
different people, we aren’t the same person. We discuss our relationship, sit down
and talk and get to a resolution.

‘I have a really difficult temper;
dealing with me is not easy, but Paulo is so understanding and patient – that’s
what I find most attractive about him.’
Both say they have faced
discrimination for their size and have been pointed and stared at in the street
– with passers-by openly laughing at their stature.
Katyucia said: ‘I’ve been through
discrimination every day. Every day I go outside and you see people pointing at
you, whispering about you, that’s normal. You can’t escape it.’
But Paulo and Katyucia brush off the
ignorance of others and after eight years together, the pair are considering
getting married – though Paulo has yet to pop the question.
Katyucia said: ‘If it wasn’t for his
patience, we wouldn’t have been together for eight years.
‘I wouldn’t be who I am today. Paulo
teaches me so much.’