*** EXCLUSIVE – VIDEO AVAILABLE *** ASSUNCAO, BRAZIL – MARCH 2015: Joelison Fernandes da Silva, 29, and Evem Medeiros, 21, lie in bed in Assuncao, Brazil, in March 2015. A GENTLE giant so embarrassed by his height he hid at home for half his life has found love – with a woman THREE FEET smaller than him. Joelison Fernandes da Silva, 28, developed gigantism as a child and has since grown to a massive 7ft 8in. The shy Brazilian was forced to drop out of school due to bullying and refused to leave the family house for years. But following successful surgery to remove a benign tumour on his pituitary gland, his condition is now under control. And the real-life Goliath, from Paraiba, Brazil has now cemented his happiness – by marrying 5ft Evem Medeiros, 21. PHOTOGRAPH BY Maria Andrade / Barcroft USA UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com

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