A woman in Ankang, China, has divorced her paralysed husband and remarried his best friend so that they can take care of her ex-husband together.
Xie Xiping has been caring for her husband Xu Xihan since he was paralysed in a mining accident in 2002, reports the People’s Daily Online.
She later remarried Liu Zongkui and the three live under the same roof with their children.
Xu Xihan and Xie Xiping married in 1996 and had a daughter the following year.
After a few years, Xie Xiping gave birth to a boy.
Xu Xihan was working in a mine in Henan province in 2002 when a boulder hit him and became paralysed from the waist down.
He was paid 40,000 yuan (£4,137) in compensation.
The man’s wife spent her time taking care of him however he was concerned when neighbours told him that they thought his wife would leave him within months.
However Xie Xiping and their children did not leave, choosing to care for him.
Xi Han Tu started telling his wife that she should divorce him and be happy with someone else.
After time passed, Xie Xiping decided to divorce her husband and marry his colleague Liu Zongkui.
In 2012 she gave birth to a son.
All of the family live together under one roof.