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World's heaviest man ties knot

The world's heaviest man, who hasn't left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico.

Manuel Uribe, wearing a white silk shirt with a sheet wrapped around his legs, 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.

A popular local norteño band played accordion-heavy tunes at the reception, which featured a banquet of meat and buttered vegetables.

Uribe's mother, Orquedia Garza, said the groom steered clear of the five-tier wedding cake.

“He didn't break his diet,” she told The Associated Press. “His doctors are here and they are watching him very closely.”

A flatbed truck was brought in to tow his custom-made bed decorated with a canopy, flowers and gold-trimmed bows to the wedding at a local event hall. Two police cars escorted him ahead of a long line of traffic.

Uribe tipped the scales in 2006 at 1,230 pounds, earning him the Guinness World Record as the world's heaviest man.

The 43-year-old former mechanic has since shed about 550 pounds with the help of Solis, whom he met four years ago.

“I have a wife and will form a new family and live a happy life,” Uribe told reporters.

Meanwhile, Uribe said he's gunning for a new title: world's greatest weight loser.

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