Nikolai Valuev is a Russian professional boxer and former two-time WBA heavyweight champion. With his 7 ft (2.13 m) height, he is one of the biggest athletes in the world. Who would've guessed if Nikolai Valuev has a very tiny wife. His spouse, Galina/Galya, is only 5' 2" (1.55 m) tall!
Not just tall, Nikolai Valuev also has over 310 pounds of weight! Because of his huge body, Valuev is nicknamed as The Beast from The East, Rock Man, The Russian Bear, Lurch, The Russian Giant, and even Shrek!
But apparently this giant has a soft heart. He met Galina in friend's birthday party in 1999. To won her heart, Valuev wrote her love poetry! They later married in 2000. The couple have two children Grisha (son) and Irina (daughter).
It's a common thing that big athlete has a tiny girlfriend/wife. We also can see another boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, who's dating small actress Hayden Panettierre. Or NBA player Shaquille O'Neal, who's currently in relationship with reality show winner Nicole Alexander.