A Shaanxi woman in Ankang, China has shown a bizarre way of devotion towards her paralyzed husband by divorcing him and then marrying his best friend so that they can take care of him together.

Xie Xiping has been nursing for her now ex-husband Xu Xihan since he became paralyzed from a mining accident in 2002.


Xu was working in a mine in Henan province when a boulder hit him and became paralyzed from the waist down. He was paid 40,000 yuan as compensation.

The ex-couple were married in 1996 and had a daughter and a son.


But worries clouded Xu’s head when his friends told him that his wife would leave him behind because of his condition. However, his wife proved them all wrong. She insisted to stay and take care of him, along with their children.

Somehow, the loving husband felt that his wife deserves a better life and told her that she should divorce him and be happy with someone else. Xu said, “If you do not leave me, I will be with you until the end.”

So in 2009, Xie finally decided to divorce his husband and married his colleague, Liu Zongkui.


Amazingly, the new couple didn’t leave Xu alone, instead become partners in taking of the paralyzed man.


In 2012 Xie gave birth to a son.


The family of six are now living together under one roof. Despite their confusing arrangement they are all happy. Xie’s devotion towards his ex-husband is both controversial and amazing which only proves that love knows no boundaries.

Via: Daily Mail, Shanghaiist