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3’2″ mom who is expecting her second child with her 5’9″ non-binary spouse opens up about cruel abuse they face from trolls who claim their marriage is ‘inappropriate’ because of her height and her partner’s gender identity

  • Jade, 25, and her partner Todd, 24, from Ohio, defended their marriage on a recent episode of Truly’s ‘Love Don’t Judge’ 
  • She explained that critics have claimed it’s inappropriate for a little person to be with someone who is of average height while comparing her to a child 
  • Todd, who uses they/them pronouns, has also been targeted for being non-binary after appearing in Jade’s TikTok videos and live streams
  • The couple met on Facebook and married eight months later
  • When Todd came out as non-binary, they had Jade’s full support 
  • They have a two-year-old son and are expecting their second child this spring 
  • A 3-foot-2 woman who is expecting her second child with her 5-foot-9 non-binary spouse has opened up about the cruel comments they’ve received from online trolls mocking their relationship. 

    Jade, 25, and her partner Todd, 24, from Ohio, defended their marriage on a recent episode of Truly’s ‘Love Don’t Judge,’ saying critics have claimed it’s inappropriate for a little person to be with someone who is of average height. 

    Todd, who uses they/them pronouns, has also been targeted for being non-binary after appearing in Jade’s TikTok videos and live streams.

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    Jade, 25, and her non-binary partner Todd, 24, from Ohio, defended their marriage on a recent episode of Truly's 'Love Don't Judge.' She is 3-foot-2 while they are 5-foot-9

    Jade, 25, and her non-binary partner Todd, 24, from Ohio, defended their marriage on a recent episode of Truly’s ‘Love Don’t Judge.’ She is 3-foot-2 while they are 5-foot-9 

    She explained that online trolls have claimed it's inappropriate for a little person to be with someone who is of average height while comparing her to a child

    She explained that online trolls have claimed it’s inappropriate for a little person to be with someone who is of average height while comparing her to a child

    Todd, who uses they/them pronouns, has also been targeted for being non-binary after appearing in Jade's TikTok videos and live streams

    Todd, who uses they/them pronouns, has also been targeted for being non-binary after appearing in Jade’s TikTok videos and live streams

    ‘They would get so many negative comments. It was insane,’ Jade explained. ‘People would be like, “Is that a man or a woman? That’s the most androgynous person I’ve ever seen in my life.”‘

    The expectant mom added that many people have taken issue with their height difference because they associate being short with being childlike. 

    Jade has chondrodysplasia, a collection of skeletal disorders characterized by dwarfism and abnormal body proportions. 

    ‘I’ve had people say things like, “I think it’s inappropriate for anyone who’s average height to be with a person who’s small,’ she said. ‘They’re saying like, “They should go to jail” — as in comparing me to like a child.’

    Jade has chondrodysplasia, a collection of skeletal disorders characterized by dwarfism and abnormal body proportions

    Jade has chondrodysplasia, a collection of skeletal disorders characterized by dwarfism and abnormal body proportions

    The couple met on Facebook and married eight months later. Before they exchanged vows, they went to a thrift store to get 'cheap little rings' to exchange during their wedding

    The couple met on Facebook and married eight months later. Before they exchanged vows, they went to a thrift store to get ‘cheap little rings’ to exchange during their wedding

    The couple welcomed their son, Jarya, two years ago, and they have another baby on the way

    The couple welcomed their son, Jarya, two years ago, and they have another baby on the way

    Todd believes the people who are attacking their marriage on social media are ‘probably just not very happy with themselves.’ 

    The couple met on Facebook after Jade noticed Todd’s ‘long beautiful hair.’ 

    ‘I had seen Todd’s picture in my suggested friends list, and I was like, “Oh, they’re kind of cute.” I feel like after we met, it was meant to be,’ she recalled. ‘I was like, “Yes, this is my person.”‘

    Eight months into their relationship, they decided to get married. Before they exchanged vows, they went to a thrift store to get ‘cheap little rings’ to exchange during their wedding.   

    Todd (pictured left as a child) did not identify as non-binary when they were first together. 'I've always kind of felt a little different,' they said

    Todd (pictured left as a child) did not identify as non-binary when they were first together. ‘I’ve always kind of felt a little different,’ they said 

    'I realized that maybe non-binary is something that really fit with me once I started learning about it,' Todd explained

    'I realized that maybe non-binary is something that really fit with me once I started learning about it,' Todd explained

    ‘I realized that maybe non-binary is something that really fit with me once I started learning about it,’ Todd explained 

    Jade said she was completely supportive of Todd, saying: 'I let them know that regardless of how you want to identify, I'm still here. I still love you'

    Jade said she was completely supportive of Todd, saying: ‘I let them know that regardless of how you want to identify, I’m still here. I still love you’

    ‘What was most important was that we were there together,’ Jade said.  

    Todd did not identify as non-binary when they were first together, but they knew they needed to be honest with Jade about their gender identity.  

    ‘I realized that maybe non-binary is something that really fit with me once I started learning about it,’ they explained. 

    Jade added that she was completely supportive, saying: ‘I let them know that regardless of how you want to identify, I’m still here. I still love you. I think it might have brought us closer together, honestly.’ 

    The couple have a two-year-old son, Jarya, and they’re excited to welcome their second child this spring. 

    Todd believes the people who are attacking their marriage on social media are 'probably just not very happy with themselves'

    Todd believes the people who are attacking their marriage on social media are ‘probably just not very happy with themselves’ 

    Jade is now 31 weeks pregnant with their second child, and they are excited to make their son a big brother

    Jade is now 31 weeks pregnant with their second child, and they are excited to make their son a big brother 

    'I would say that it doesn't matter your gender, your height, your ability, disability. Love is love, you know?' Jade said

    ‘I would say that it doesn’t matter your gender, your height, your ability, disability. Love is love, you know?’ Jade said

    Jade, who is now 31 weeks pregnant, sometimes has to use a wheelchair to get around, and she likes documenting her life on social media to give her followers insight into what it’s like to live with a disability. 

    However, the level of scrutiny Todd faced on her old accounts led them to shy away from social media. During the episode, Jade filmed a video revealing her partner, which she shared on TikTok.   

    ‘I’m excited we finally did it after all this talk of doing it and it’s out there,’ Todd said. ‘I’m excited to see the growth that we get from it.’

    Despite the criticism they’ve faced, Jade believes ‘love conquers all.’ 

    ‘I would say that it doesn’t matter your gender, your height, your ability, disability. Love is love, you know?’ she said.

    Todd added: ‘No matter what, we’re gonna do what we want to do and what we think is good for our family.’

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