Yesi and Bryan, who are both part of a three-foot height difference relationship, began their journey in 2017 when they first met online. In September 2023, they shared their unique yet heartwarming story in a short YouTube video, giving viewers a glimpse into their life together. Yesi claimed that she was frequently advised to date just inside her own height group, even by her mother, who believed it would be better for her health.
Interestingly, despite her mother’s advice, Yesi had never dated a small person in her 34 years of existence. Bryan, 36, recalled their first online meeting, in which he was drawn to Yesi’s photo. He recognized her as a small person in a full-body photograph and felt an instant connection. They decided to meet for dinner, and their chemistry became clear on their first meeting.
Bryan and his mother were estranged for six months as a result of this, which was terrible for both of them. Their love grew slowly, and a year later, they made an important step forward by moving in together. They pledged to stay together for the rest of their mortal lives at a lovely wedding ceremony in the Bahamas in 2021. Yesi, who has Diastrophic Dysplasia, an extremely uncommon form of dwarfism that affects only one in a million people, spoke about her difficulties.
The disease predominantly affects cartilage, resulting in shorter limbs and faster joint degradation. She remarked how simple things like reaching and opening tight objects could be challenging. Bryan emphasized Yesi’s uneasiness when people approach her without her permission and stroke her on the head. Meanwhile, Yesi has spoken up about her experiences with societal discrimination, inappropriate questioning, and intrusive photography.
She discovered that having Bryan, a normal-sized man, on her side made people more courteous of her in public. Bryan stressed his willingness to help Yesi, stating that his acts of kindness were motivated by love rather than obligation. He described how they worked together to customize items to Yesi’s specific demands since she often struggled to locate dresses that fit her due to her length. “I adore doing many things for her. “It’s not something I feel compelled to do or anything; I do them because I love her,” Bryan explained.
While most of their friends and family were supportive of their relationship, the couple received opposition from some close relatives. Yesi was severely affected by hurtful comments and questions about their appropriateness as parents because of her stature. Despite their love, she occasionally felt unwanted by her own family.”I’ve discovered that they make really mean comments like [it’s] crazy or stupid to be with such a disgusting person, whether or not we should or shouldn’t have children because I’m a little person,” Yesi added.
Bryan recalled his mother, Maggie, having misgivings about their relationship because she believed Yesi was dependent and used a wheelchair to get around. Bryan and his mother were estranged for six months as a result of this, which was terrible for both of them. Maggie eventually understood that her main concern wasn’t Yesi’s height, but the possibility of a lifetime of caregiving, given her medical background.
She underlined her dedication to doing the right thing and supporting Bryan’s decisions. Furthermore, Bryan addressed the communication gap early in their relationship, admitting that he hadn’t properly articulated Yesi’s potential to his mother. Maggie’s doubts were replaced with acceptance after meeting Yesi and witnessing her independence. Maggie and her son and daughter-in-law had a meaningful dialogue when she came to meet them to discuss her reservations.
Bryan asked his mother if she thought their relationship was better now, and Maggie expressed her joy for them, acknowledging their love and compatibility. “When you get to know someone, when you like someone, you don’t notice their height.” “I’m more than happy if you bring [Bryan] happiness and you guys love each other,” Bryan’s mother said. Bryan and Yesi plan to expand their family in the future, whether through children or other pets.
“It takes two people to create a good relationship, and we do our best.” We live our lives and are content with them; that is all that counts to us,” Bryan stated.Yesi admired her spouse most for his real caring, support, and willingness to go the additional mile in their relationship. Without a doubt, Yesi and Bryan’s story demonstrates that genuine love can transcend all barriers.