Tiffany and Cai Xiaohua may seem an unlikely couple at a glance, but they are a picture of bliss. Tiffany, an English teacher from the United States, and Cai, a farmer from rural China, have crossed the class, language and cultural divide to be together, according to the Tianzhong Evening News . The couple met nine years ago in Guangzhou, southern Guangdong province, when Tiffany was teaching in an international school and Cai was a security guard there. Afro-Chinese marriages boom in Guangzhou: but will it be 'til death do us part'? Cai, 44, who is from a poor family in central Henan’s Runan county, holds only junior middle school qualifications. When he met Tiffany in 2007, he couldn’t speak English and had never travelled overseas before. Tiffany, 35, a university graduate from New Jersey, regularly chatted with him in fluent Chinese when she saw him in school. It wasn’t long before they fell in love and started dating. Tiffany said she was impressed by Cai, who took his job seriously and made an effort to smile to each teacher and pupil he met. His smile won the heart of Tiffany, who was grappling with loneliness being on her own in a foreign land. “He is goodhearted and pure,” Tiffany told reporters of her husband, who is nine years older than her. Cai, meanwhile, described his wife as “outgoing and considerate”. Bride and prejudice: rare Uygur-Han marriages reflect ethnic tension in Chinese society When the unlikely couple decided to get hitched in 2008, they held their wedding in Cai’s hometown, a small hamlet in Henan. Tiffany said her parents were fully supportive of her marriage and that both her brother and sister were interested in Chinese culture as well. Following their marriage, the couple soon quit their respective jobs and moved to Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan. Tiffany found another job teaching English at the Zhengzhou University of Light Industry while Cai regularly returns to his hometown nearby to care for his father’s crops. Increasing numbers of Hong Kong women finding love over the border The couple, who now have a six-year-old daughter, said that even after almost a decade together, they sometimes still have to resort to drawing or body language to communicate with each other. They were still constantly learning from each other about their respective languages and cultures, the report said.