What it's really like to be in a 'mixed-weight' relationship

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Emma and Stuart have spoken out about their mix-weight relationship. Photo: Caters News

A mum who weighs over 100kgs more than her husband has revealed how their ‘mixed weight relationship’ is perfect.

Emma and Stuart Grundy, from Manchester, have been together since they were teenagers after meeting at their local supermarket.

“At my heaviest I weighed 27st [171kg] but Stuart has always been no more than 9st [60kg],” Emma said.

“It has never bothered us that I’m bigger than Stuart as we’re both so happy and in love with each other.

“When I first met Stuart I was attracted to how shy he was as that wasn’t my usual type and after our first date as teenagers we’ve been inseparable ever since.”

The pair – who have been married for two years – claim they are complete opposites in every way but that they’re perfect for one another.

Stuart who is quiet and reserved was attracted to Emma’s loud and bubbly personality instantly and has never had an issue with her 160kg frame.

The unlikely duo actually went viral this week after Emma posted about their relationship online, saying “he’s thin and I’m fat but that’s how we roll”.

Emma felt she needed to speak out about their relationship to show that although they may not look compatible they couldn’t be happier.

The couple have been married for two years. Photo: Caters News

“I think it’s important to show others how happy we are as although some people might think we don’t look compatible we couldn’t have a better relationship,” Emma said.

“We both just feel so lucky and grateful to have met each other and there’s no reason why any mixed weight relationship wouldn’t work.”

The mum of three said she has always been bigger than Stuart but did gain more weight during her pregnancies.

“We’ve never had any backlash about our size differences but we’re not bothered by anyone’s negative opinion anyway as they’re irrelevant,” Emma said.

“I think it’s obvious from all of our photos together that we’re madly in love.”

Emma weighs over 100kg more than Stuart. Photo: Caters News

After sharing her story in post on Facebook Emma – who is currently a size 26 – received dozens of supportive messages.

“It was so lovely to read so many lovely messages about how great we looked together,” she said.

“Stuart has always said he loves me no matter what size I am as my personality has never changed since we met as teenagers.

“I am really confident with my appearance and I have no issues with being bigger than Stuart.

“I hope other women embrace being bigger than their partners as there’s so much more to life than being slim and dieting.

“We are a very happy family and along with our three children, Evie-Mai, eight, Ollie, six and Bonnie-Lou, 10 months, we have the best home life together.”

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