Celebrities That Prove That Love Knows No HeightBy Amit S
Ever wondered how the short guy landed the statuesque woman? Read about some of Hollywood’s hottest couples (and some former couples) with extreme height differences that proved that love comes in all shapes and sizes. In a reality where couples breakup and divorce left and right for the oddest reasons, it’s comforting to see that at least a little (or in some cases, a big) height difference isn’t a breakup reason. From actors to singers to even a boxer, here we take a closer look at couples and former couples with height differences that, in some cases, towered over each other. Despite the major height difference, these couples dated and even lasted until the end. They break the stereotypes of couples having to be the same height. Good on them!
Rhea Perlman & Danny DeVito
And the award for the shortest couple in entertainment history goes to Rhea Perlman, who is 5 feet tall and Danny Devito, who stands at 4’10. They make up for their two-inch height difference with tons of laughter and love.
The funny couple first met in the ’70s when Rhea went to watch a friend’s play, and DeVito was also performing that evening. Two weeks after they met, they moved in together. Since then, this couple has had their fair share of ups and downs. Although they have not been living together for many years, they have no intention of getting a divorce.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
And the prize for the shortest marriage goes to..Kim and Kris and their 18-inch height difference. Do you remember this couple? You probably don’t because their romance was very short-lived. Kris appeared a few times on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but sooner rather than later they split.
Kim and Kris tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in front of thier friends and family in 2011, and just 72 days later (!!!) The Keeping Up with The Kardashian’s star filed for divorce. Well, wasn’t that the shortest romance of all time?
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster
Although it seemed like Rod will never get it right in the love department, the third time was a charm when he married Penny Lancaster. We’re pretty sure it had to do with the 3-inch height difference between them. Rod is 5’10, and Penny is 6’1.
They tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Italy in 2007 after dating for eight years. Rod had his fair share of events in his personal life with multiple relationships under his belt and two failed marriages. Hopefully, the third time is the charm for good ol’ Rod!
Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher
This lovely couple has a 13-inch height difference between them. Sacha is 6’3, while his wife Isla is 5’2. This stark difference is enough to leave people rolling their eyes, but the two make a fantastic duo! And also, Isla looks absolutely adorable. A perfect couple, maybe?
They first met back in 2002 and tied the knot in 2010 after Isla converted to Cohen’s Jewish faith. Although over a foot separates between this cute couple, you can totally see how much they look up to each other.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Our favorite Aussie couple has only one inch of height difference between them. Although Nicole, who is 5’11, has a reputation of dating shorter guys (does the name Tom Cruise ring a bell?) She eventually found the love of her life in country singer Keith Urban who is 5’10.
Although The Big Little Lies star isn’t much taller than her Aussie singer husband, she still towers over him when they hit the red carpet together during award season when she’s styled “to the T” with a stunning pair of heels.
Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy
This couple not only has a 13-inch difference, but they also have a 17 year age difference. Mary-Kate is 5’2 and 33 years old and her husband Oliver is 6’3 and 50 years old. At 6’3, Oliver towers over his petite wife.
Mary Kate, the actress turned fashion mogul, first met banker Oliver Sarkozy, who is the brother of the former president of France, in 2012. After two years of dating, Sarkozy proposed in February of 2014, and they are still going strong. You might have remembered Mary Kate in the classic show “The Olsen Twins” now she’s all grown up and living her happily married life.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
This adorable couple has a 13-inch height difference between them; Kristen is one of the shortest actresses on this list, measuring in at 5’1. Her husband Dax is 6’2. Although the fellow actor and husband are an impressive 13 inches taller than Bell, they are among the strongest couples in Hollywood.
They met in 2007 and Bell said she felt “no sparks whatsoever”, and it took her a while to warm up to him, once she had, they got married in 2013 and now have two children. Well, those sparks took a while to ignite but hey love prevails!
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Even though this couple called it quits last summer, we’re sure it had nothing to do with the 10-inch difference between them. The former Disney star Miley is 5’5 while The Hunger Game star Liam stands at an impressive 6’3.
This on-again, off-again, definitely off couple met on the set of Miley’s movie The Last Song, got engaged (for the second time) in 2016, and then called it quits for good in the summer of 2019. As far as we know, Miley’s new beau Cody Simpson seems like a better match for her. Let’s hope that it turns out well, and she doesn’t make another wrecking ball part 2.
Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish
Unlike most couples where the male is usually the taller one, in the case of this Hollywood power couple, the female is the taller one – by a whole 2 inches. Kevin is 5’4 and is wife Eniko is 5’6.
As one of the shorter guys in Hollywood, it has always been a struggle for Kevin to find a woman shorter than him. Surprisingly, it never bothered Kevin or Eniko that she is the taller of the two. Kevin got the longer stick in this relationship and the couple looks like a blossoming pair. We wish them nothing but love and luck!
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Probably one of the most shocking couples, blonde bombshell Cameron Diaz and Rock n’ roller Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, have a 4-inch height difference between them. FYI, Diaz is the taller one. Cameron is 5’9 while Benji is 5’5.
The Charlies’s Angels star met her rocker husband in 2014, and the couple got married seven months later. At the end of 2019, they welcomed their first daughter together, Raddix Madden. We wish them the best future possible and that they’ll stay together.
Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler
Although this couple had reportedly called it quits after nearly 9 years, Hudgens definitely had a relationship upgrade in the height department thanks to her relationship with Butler. Vanessa and Austin have an 11-inch height difference between them.
The High School Musical star is 5’1, while the Switched at Birth actor is a massive 6 feet. Vannessa’s old lover Zac Efron was also quite tall. It looks like Vannessa’s next partner is going to be a tall man if the past is any indication.
Seth Green & Clare Grant
Unfortunately for Seth and his wife Clare, while she is not considered tall by any means, when you’re husband is only 5’4, it’s not that hard to be taller. Seth and Clare only have a 3-inch difference. Seth, as we mentioned, is 5’4, and his wife Clare is 5’7.
Despite the height difference, this couple is totally in love. They met in 2006 at the Golden Apple Comics and got married on May 1, 2010, at Skywalker.
Since they met, Grant has had a couple of guest voice roles on Green’s animated comedy show, Robot Chicken.
Jamie Cullum & Sophie Dahl
It might not sound like a lot but this couple has an 8-inch height difference between them. Sophie Dhal at 6 feet towers over her lover Jamie Cullum who is 5’4. When Sophie is wearing heels, this couple has one of the biggest height differences in show biz when it comes to the woman being taller than the man.
Happily for us, and for them, Cullum doesn’t seem to care. They are very much in love and have two kids together. We love seeing these couples where the woman is much taller. This certainly breaks stereotypes and makes them more appealing. Way to go for breaking society’s standard norms of love!
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson & Kelsey Henson
When you have won the title of the world’s strongest man, there is a pretty big chance you’ll be quite tall. If that’s not enough, it will probably not be so easy to find a significant other to match your strength or height.
Let us welcome Iceland native Hafthor Julius Bjornsson at a whopping 6’8 and his 18 inches shorter main squeeze wife Kelsey Henson who is only 5’2. His height must come in handy when they’re at music festivals. All that Kelsey needs to do is hop on his back and it’s smooth sailing from there!
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
One of the most loved couples from the ’90s is Freddie Prinze Jr. and Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar. This living proof that Hollywood couples can stay together and have a normal life has 10 inches separating them.
Freddie is 6’1, and Sarah is 5’3, which we are of course, sure has nothing to do with their successful relationship. Both Freddie and Sarah took a couple of steps back from the limelight and are keeping things pretty low key.
Chris Bosh & Adrienne Williams
Although you can find plenty of NBA players taller than Chris Bosh, at 6’11 he still towers over wife Adrienne Williams with a massive 24-inch difference between the couple. It is simply stunning to see the height difference whenever this couple hits a red carpet together.
One thing is for sure, it will be interesting to see how tall their four children will be. Basketball players have it easy when finding a partner since most of the time, the girls they’ll date are probably much shorter than they are.
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
While Holmes is 5’9 and Cruise is 5’7, looking at their photos together, it seems like much more than just a 2-inch difference. She does seem to be visibly a lot taller then he is, were you able to spot it at first glance?
This former power couple started dating in 2005 and got engaged after only seven weeks of dating. They got married in November 2006 and broke up a bit over five years later in 2012. They share a daughter together named Suri. We’re sad to hear that they broke up a while back because they were definitely an iconic pair.
Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
This beloved couple has a 12-inch height difference between them.
The 5’1 Legally Blonde legend married Jim Toth who towers over her at 6’1. They first met in 2010 at a friend’s party when a drunk guy was hitting on Reese.
Jim stepped in and swooped her off her feet. They got married a year later in 2011 and welcomed baby boy Tennessee James Toth in 2012. Now that’s a How I Met Your Mother story in the making. It’s one for the books and a story we wouldn’t mind telling our kids over and over again.
Daniel Radcliffe & Erin Darke
In our own Harry Potter dreams, we are still rooting for Daniel Radcliffe to end up with Emma Stone. In reality, he ended up dating a lesser-known name, Erin Drake, who is surprisingly two inches taller than Radcliffe. Daniel is 5’4 while Erin is 5’6.
This couple first started dating after working together on the set of the movie, Kill Your Darlings, where they shared some intimate scenes together. They both stated that they bonded over their love and passion for acting. It’s nice to see how 2 people with a background in film and acting managed to find another person that fits them well.
Rhea Durham & Mark Wahlberg
Although our fave Boston native Marky Mark isn’t considered short by any stretch of the imagination, he still ended up marrying Rhea Durham who is……. 1 inch taller than him. Mark is 5’8, and his gorgeous wife is 5’9.
Mark and Rhea got married in 2009, and they have four kids together. Even though Mark is considered to be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, he finds ways to maintain a healthy and loving relationship. That minor height difference is barely noticeable; were you able to notice it? We certainly didn’t at first glance.
Shaunie Nelson and Shaquille O’Neal
Throughout Shaquille’s 19 years of playing in the NBA, he was considered one of the tallest and heaviest players in the league. Shaq is 7’1 while his ex wife is 5’7 which works out to a staggering 16 inch height difference between them.
Shaunie and Shaquille got married in 2002 and have four children together. In 2009, the couple announced their divorce. Shaq moved on to date Laticia Rolle, to whom he proposed, but they eventually broke up in 2018. It looks like Shaq needs to find the right one, and he’s still on this journey. Hopefully, he settles down with one lady soon.
Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet
Another couple that not only have a 14-inch height difference but also have a 12 year age difference between them. Jason is 6’4 and 40 years old, while his drop-dead gorgeous wife Lisa is 5’2 and 52 years old.
Jason confessed to having a crush on Bonet when he was only eight years old. His dream came true when they first met in a jazz club and later tied the knot after dating for 12 years. These two are an iconic duo, and Liza’s daughter Zoe is growing up to be just as successful as her mother. Way to go, momma for raising her right!
Ari Cooper & Deryck Whibley
If you don’t know who Deryck Whilbey is, you probably weren’t a teenager during the great 2000s. Deryck was the frontman of the punk rock band Sum 41. After having some high profile relationships, Deryck settled down with model Ari Cooper who is 6 inches (without heels) taller than him.
While the frontman is 5’6, Ari is 6 feet. This rock n’ roll couple got married in 2015 in Los Angeles. On March 1st this year, they welcomed their first son together Lydon Igby Whibley. Even though their height difference is noticeably larger the two are a perfect duo and have a beautiful bouncing baby.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Wanna know the recipe for 20+ successful years of marriage? Add a 14′ height difference. It seems to have done wonders for one of Hollywood’s fave couples. Will Smith is 6’3 while Jada measures in at a petite 5’1.
Where couples split and divorce daily, it is a breath of fresh air to see this couple stand the test of time. This amazingly talented couple have achieved so much together and continue to do so. Oh, and in case you were worried about their kids, they have both exceeded their mother’s height. Jaden and Willow are a product of two gorgeous parents. And how can we blame them? We mean, look at those gorgeous genes!
Jenna Elfman & Bodhi Elfman
This couple met each other during an audition for a Sprite commercial. They have only one inch of height difference between them. Jenna is 5’10, and Bodhi is 5’9. They got married in 1995 and have two kids together- Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman and Story Elias Elfman.
An interesting fact about this couple, they are devout Scientologists. It’s great when your spouse has the same interests as you, but when it comes to beliefs, these two not only have a slice of the cake, but they have the whole thing!
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
The power couple we all root for has a 10-inch difference between them. Mila is 5’4, and Ashton is 6’2. All the viewers of That 70’s Show wanted this couple to end up together, and eventually, they became an item years later.
They tied the knot in 2015 and have two children together- Wyatt and Dmitri. Today, besides taking care of their kids and maintaining their superstardom status, they also sell ‘Quarantine Wine’ to help relief efforts. These two are a perfect example of a couple who needed time to flourish. They were epic actors in That 70s Show and it comes as no surprise that they ended up together.
Salma Hayek & Edward Norton
Although this couple broke up a long time ago, Salma is currently living the dream with her French businessman husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. She was previously romantically linked to fellow Hollywood star Edward Norton who is 10 inches taller than her. Salma is 5’2 while Edward is 6 feet tall.
Unfortunately for their chiropractor who set these two up in the first place this couple just wasn’t meant to last. Even their 10-inch height difference couldn’t save them from eventually splitting up and going in different directions.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
One of our happiest days was when Kristen and Robert made our Twilight dreams a reality and came out as a couple in real life. Stewart is 5’5 while Pattinson is 6’1 – an 8-inch height difference between them.
Needless to say that this couple broke up and shattered all of our previously mentioned Twilight dreams. Kristine was caught on camera sharing an intimate moment with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
Shaquille O’Neal & Laticia Rolle
It is not easy trying to keep up with Shaquille O’Neal’s love life. The 7’1 NBA superstar used to date 5’6 model Laticia Rolle. This former couple dated for four years and had a 19-inch height difference between them.
During their final year of dating, rumors swirled that the two got engaged when Rolle was caught wearing an expensive ring. In 2018, the couple publicly announced they have decided to go their separate ways. Can we admire how they look in this picture just another second longer? They would have made gorgeous kids!
Fergie & Josh Duhamel
This good looking couple met when Fergie’s band, The Black Eyed Peas, performed as guests at Duhamel’s Las Vegas show. Fergie is 5’3, while Duhamel is 11 inches taller than her, measuring in at 6’2.
The couple got married, and 2009 and also had a son together, Axl Jack. However, like many relationships in Hollywood, this one did not last, and their time together came to an end in 2017. We hope that Fergie burned that bridge and moved on to a better life. We wish them both well.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
With an 8 inch difference between Megan, at 5’4, and Brian, at 6 feet, he is officially a head taller than his gorgeous wife. They first met while acting together on the show Hope & Faith in 2004.
Besides having an eight-inch height difference, this couple also has a 12 year age difference between them. It seems like height and age doesn’t matter for this couple because they seemed to do well despite their large age difference and height.
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Hands down one of the hottest couples to hit Hollywood. Jeanna (5’2) and Channing (6 feet) evolved from an amazing on-screen romance in Step Up with a 10-inch height difference. They started officially dating as soon as production ended and tied the knot in 2009.
They have a beautiful daughter together named Everly Tatum. Sadly, this couple officially broke up in 2018. This news saddens us because Channing had a crush on Everly since he was young. We hope that they’re both off to better paths.
Wladimir Klitschko & Hayden Panettiere
Who can argue how fascinating it is to see a good looking celebrity couple with a significant height difference? Please welcome Wladimir Klitschko, who towers at 6’6 and Hayden Panettiere, a petite 5 feet, for a massive 18-inch height difference between the two.
Fun fact. Their height difference is triple the average 6-inch height difference usually found between men and women. This couple had a rough road, which resulted in them now co-parenting their daughter in both Los Angeles and the Ukraine. At least they’re still taking time to take care of their daughter together. Good job guys!
Christina Ricci & James Heerdegen
Another actress who is known to like her guys on the taller side is Christina Ricci. Ricci is 5’1 and James is more than 6 feet tall which comes out to more than an 11-inch height difference. They first met on the set of the short-lived series Pan Am.
The couple got married in 2013 and welcomed a baby boy named Freddie Heerdegen in 2014. We hope that this couple stays together for a long time. After all, they both have piercing eyes and seem like a quirky pair.
Shakira & Gerard Pique
Bringing in some Latin flavor with a Spanish soccer player, his pop star wife, and their shocking 14-inch height difference. Pique is 6’4 while the “Waka Waka” singer is 5’2. Pique fell in love with Shakira at the 2010 FIFA World Cup while she sang the national anthem.
Pique also won the tournament with the Spanish national team. They have been dating for over ten years and have two kids together, Milan and Sasha. Shakira’s still looking as gorgeous as ever and we’re living for her glowing mom look.
Lebron James & Savannah Brinson
Being a 5’7 woman isn’t considered short by any means. But when you date an NBA superstar who measures 6’6, you will probably have a pretty big height difference. This is exactly the case with Lebron James (6’6) and Savannah Brinson (5’7). They have an 11-inch height difference.
These high school sweethearts met in high school and have been together ever since. They officially tied the knot in 2013 and have three children together- Bryce Maximus James, Bronny James and Zhuri James.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima
Even though this fine couple has parted ways, they had a pretty significant height difference. Kourtney is the shortest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan at 5’0, while Younes is 6’2. They had a massive 14-inch difference between them (and a 15 year age gap).
The pair started dating in 2016 after they met in Paris. This relationship marked the first public romance Kourtney has had since the end of her long-term relationship with her ex and father of their three children, Scott Disick.
Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Although only 4 inches separated Jessica and ex-husband Nick, today her football star hubby and she have a 12-inch height difference. Jessica is 5’3 and Eric is 6’3. They began dating in May 2010, announced their engagement in May, and tied the knot in July 2014.
The couple has three adorable kids. Like many Hollywood stars who broke up, we hope that this couple stays together. After all, they look like they do look happy. But then again, we never can truly tell what goes on behind closed doors.
La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony
Another basketball couple with a huge 14-inch height difference – La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony. La La is 5’6 while Carmelo towers over her at 6’8. The couple got engaged on Christmas Day in 2004 and they made it official in 2010 when they got married in front of 320 guests.
Sadly, in 2017 La La filed for divorce from Carmelo Anthony. What’s up with all these couples breaking up? We highly suggest starting out as friends first before jumping into being partners!
Peter Dinklage & Erica Schmidt
Peter Dinklage has proven to us all that size simply doesn’t matter. He and his wife have a 13-inch height difference between them. Peter is 4’4 and his long time wife Erica stands at 5’5.
Even though Peter’s acting career has skyrocketed in the past few years, he still keeps his personal life as far from the public eye as possible. He and Erica have been married for over a decade and have two kids together. We loved Peter in Game of Thrones and we hope to see him flourishing in his film career!
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
This talented couple met while filming the award-winning movie, The Black Swan. Natalie is 5’3, and her dancer husband is 5’10, so they have a 7-inch height difference between them, great for the Tango, Samba, and probably any other kind of dancing.
Natalie was born in Israel, and her husband was born in France. They were married in 2012 and have two children together, Aleph Portman-Millepied and Amalia Millepied. Natalie Portman is one of those timeless beauties wherein her beauty withstands the test of time. We hope they have many happy years ahead of them!
Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed
A couple you probably don’t want to mess with is Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed. Ian is 5’8 and Nikki is 5’4, only a 4 inch height difference, but they both starred as vampires.
Ian stared in The Vampire Diaries, while Nikki stared in the Twilight saga. This couple has been inseparable since 2014, tying the knot a year later in 2015 and having a daughter together in 2017. We love how these actors who used to work together end up staying together, in the long run, we hope that they stay together forever.
Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French
The High School Musical star and her singer husband have a 13-inch height difference. Ashley is 5’3 while her husband is 6’4. They got married after two years of dating in 2014.
Although Ashley is mostly known from her role in High School Musical, in 2015 she was named the creative director of Signorelli. Ashley also launched a makeup line called Illuminate and is working on her music career.
Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas
One of the cutest couples in show biz today, Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas. Although it often seems like there is a larger height difference, there is a mere inch difference between them. Sophie is 5’7 and Joe is 5’6.
It might only be one inch, but when Sophie hits the red carpets in heels, she towers over her singer husband. Joe and Sophie met in 2016 after a mutual friend introduced the two. They got engaged in 2017 and tied the knot in Vegas in 2019 after the Billboard Music Awards.
Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond
Surprise! This couple actually has no height difference; they are the same height. Both Tina and Jeff are 5’5. So why does Tina look taller? The secret is heels. If Jeff wore the same size of heels, they’d achieve the same height too. This couple is a cheat because they don’t have the same height but hey! They’re worth including.
Tina Fey, the genius behind Mean Girls and so many more comedies, fell head over heels for the pianist turned musical director Jeff Richmond. They have been together since 1994.
Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson
Besides sharing a last name, sisters Kim and Khloe also share their love for basketball players. How else would you explain Khloe following in sister’s Kim footsteps and dating Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson?
Khloe is 5’8, and Tristan is 6’8, making their height difference a full foot. Unfortunately for this couple, two days before Khloe gave birth to their adorable daughter True, rumors circulated in the media that Tristan had been cheating on her. Khloe now takes care of their baby True Solo and shares her journey of being a single mom online. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with this Kardashian.
Jay Cutler & Kristin Cavallari
Although these stars rose to fame for completely different reasons, they are still one of the entertainment world’s power couples. Kristin is 5’3 and her former quarterback husband is 6’3, for a full foot height difference.
Cutler’s football career prematurely ended after a bad injury, as well as lack of game time. On the other hand, his wife Kristin is taking the TV world by storm and doing her thing in her very own reality show Very Cavallari which documents their life.
Levi Meaden & Ariel Winter
This young couple has a 10-inch height difference. Levi is 5’11 while Ariel is only 5’1. For the last 12 years, we have fallen in love with Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy in the award-winning sitcom Modern Family.
Her Canadian boyfriend Levi appeared in blockbusters War for the Planet of the Apes and Pacific Rim: Uprising. This young celebrity couple surely have an abundance of star power.
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