Unconventional Couples: 10 of The Most Unique in the World

Discover the world’s most unconventional couples, who defy societal norms and embody unique relationships that inspire and intrigue.

Unconventional couples in the world certainly defy all studies that suggest people tend to choose life partners who have greater similarities with them.

While interracial and same-sex marriages have become more common, the 10 unconventional couples on this list take it to a whole new level.

1. Martin Van Buren And Anna Haining Swan

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Martin Buren, also known as the “Kentucky Giant,” was known for his enormous size, measuring 7 feet and 7.5 inches tall and weighing 149 kg, as recorded by reputable sources including the Guinness Book of World Records. However, what is even more fascinating about him is that he married an equally giant woman named Anna Haining Swan.

Their marriage resulted in one of the most incredible couples in history due to their giant size. While some may wonder if their children would also be giants, Anna gave birth to a perfectly normal baby. Nevertheless, this adorable couple remains one of the most captivating couples in history.

2. Ahmed Muhammed Dore and Safia Abdulleh

One of the most unbelievable couples in the world is defined by the colossal age gap between the husband and wife. Ahmed Muhammed Dore, a Somali man born in the 18th century, became one of the oldest people on the planet at 112 years old when he married his sixth wife, 17-year-old Sofia Abdullah. It’s almost impossible to fathom how a girl as young as Sofia could marry a man who’s almost a century older than her.

At the time of the marriage, Dore had already fathered 13 children and had five wives, three of whom had passed away. Additionally, his eldest son had died at the age of 80. With the biggest age difference between them, this couple is truly one of the most unique of all time.

3. Flavio Briatore And Elisabetta Gregoraci

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Flavio, a highly successful and wealthy Italian businessman, started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy. His wife, Gregoraci, on the other hand, began her career as a dancer on the Italian television show, Libero. Unfortunately, she has faced accusations of offering sexual favors in return for a job as a showgirl for the Italian national public television company, RAI. Consequently, many people quickly labeled her a gold digger when she married the much older Flavio.

Despite this, it is evident from their pictures that they are deeply in love and have a healthy and successful relationship. The reason for including this couple on the list is that it is rare to see a young woman marry an older man not for his wealth but for love, which makes their relationship both remarkable and unbelievable.

4. Ben Brown And Jenna Bentley

Another case of a hot young woman dating a rich old man has surfaced with supermodel Jenna Bentley making headlines with her new boyfriend. While both seem to be genuinely in love with each other, the fact is hard to swallow. Why would someone as hot and beautiful as Jenna Bentley choose to be in a relationship with a man like Ben Brown?

5. Anton Kraft And China Bell

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A rare and unconventional couple in the world is made up of a 4-foot dwarf man and a 6.3-foot transgender woman. Anton Kraft, who is a champion weightlifter capable of lifting four times his weight, is considered the strongest man in his class.

His partner, China Bell, was born male and has since transitioned to female. They are the only known couple of their kind in the world. Despite their differences, this couple is incredibly inspiring and a testament to the fact that love knows no bounds, whether it’s color, gender, age, or height.

6. Sean Stephenson And Mindie Kniss

Sean, an American therapist, self-help author, and motivational speaker, was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare condition that gives him fragile bones, and he stands only three feet tall, using a wheelchair to move.

Despite this, his wife, a beautiful and perfectly normal woman from Arizona, has stated that Sean is one of the most sexually active men she has ever met. This might come as a surprise to many people due to Sean’s disabilities, but the couple has declared that they have an awesome sex life.

7. Kyle Jones and Marjorie McCool

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Among the various examples of couples with a significant age difference, one stands out as the most peculiar. Kyle Jones is in a romantic relationship with Marjorie McCool, who is over 60 years his senior and, shockingly, his grandmother. Yes, you read that right.

Kyle Jones has publicly stated that he has an active sexual relationship with his grandmother, making this couple truly outlandish. It’s safe to say that they are so unique that they are likely the only couple on this planet with such a relationship. This certainly earns them a spot on the list of the most bizarre couples out there.

8. Paul And Maria Butzki


Maria Butzki is a woman who defies social norms by sharing her love with both her new husband, Paul, and her ex-lover, Peter. While it’s not common to see people living with their exes and present lovers under one roof, Maria couldn’t imagine living without either of her partners. She takes her love a step further by sharing a bed with both men. Although the longevity of this unconventional relationship is uncertain, Maria, Paul, and Peter all seem satisfied with their decision.

9. Gabriela And Victor Peralta

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Gabriela and Victor are not your average individuals, but what makes them even more fascinating is the fact that they are now a couple. With the record for the most body modifications and tattoos on the planet, they are truly a unique pair. Victor has covered 90% of his body in tattoos, while Gabriela has covered 65% of hers.

Despite their appearance as an unconventional couple, they have been in a relationship for almost two decades and deserve a place among the most unique couples on the planet.

10. Amanda Rodgers And Sheba

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Taking the top spot on our list are Amanda Rodgers and her life partner, Sheba. But here’s the catch: Sheba isn’t just any ordinary life partner, she’s a dog. Amanda Rodgers, a British woman who was previously married to a man, found that marriage to be a big failure. As a result, she made the unconventional decision to choose a non-human partner. When asked why she chose to marry a dog instead of a man, her response was: “Sheba had been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low. I couldn’t think of anything more I’d need from a life partner.”

Do you know of any unconventional couples that you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments.

Written by DADADEL

Adelaida, the founder of Dadadel Creative, boasts a multifaceted background, blending expertise in software engineering, copywriting, and digital marketing. Prior to establishing her agency, she honed her skills as the former Head of the News Department at a regional media outlet, and also amassing 18 years of experience as a host. She has a penchant for sarcasm, a passion for lifestyle topics, and an undeniable love for cats.

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