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World's heaviest man ties the knot

 Manuel "Meme" Uribe is pushed into the dance hall where he and Claudia Solis will get married in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Uribe, who...

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Manuel "Meme" Uribe is pushed into the dance hall where he and Claudia Solis will get married in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Uribe, who...

The world's heaviest man has tied the knot. Manuel Uribe, who hasn't left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico. Wearing a white silk shirt with a sheet wrapped around his legs, Uribe smiled as Solis, 38, walked down a flight of stairs wearing a strapless ivory dress, a tiara and hot-pink lipstick. He later broke into tears as a notary declared the couple husband and wife in a civil ceremony attended by more than 400 guests. For the traditional first dance as newlyweds, Uribe and Solis held hands and swayed to a romantic ballad.
Uribe's mother, Orquedia Garza, said the groom steered clear of the five-tier wedding cake.
"He didn't break his diet," she said. The wedding, which was closed to most media, will be featured in an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary on Uribe, the 43-year-old former mechanic said.
Uribe tipped the scales in 2006 at 560 kilograms, earning him the Guinness World Record as the world's heaviest man.
He has since shed about 250 kilograms with the help of Solis.