People say love is blind. Such a cliché but when the heart beats, it recognizes no limits and boundaries. True enough, each one of us has our own set of standards with regards to whom we’re going to fall in love with but there are countless testimonies that defy these standards. Gender, religious views, race, age, status of living, and even height difference – these are some of society’s criteria when it comes to what we should be looking for in choosing a life partner. But here are some of the celebrity couples that defy the stigma of height difference when it comes to love.
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum
Model and writer Sophie Dahl, 6’0”, together with her husband Jamie Cullum, 5’5”, share a 7-inch height difference. There’s no rule stating that men should always be taller than women, right?
Chris Bosh and Adrienne Williams
First on the list is the Miami Heat’s power forward and center Chris Bosh standing at 6’11” and his wife Adrienne Williams, who is only 5 feet tall! If you do the math, the famous basketball player has a 23-inch height difference with his philanthropist wife. The huge gap between the couple is completely cute and astonishing.
Clare Grant and Seth Green
Next on the list are Clare Grant, 5’8”, and his husband Seth Green, 5’4”. Only a 4-inch difference between the lovebirds but a noticeable one since Clare is taller than her husband especially when she is wearing heels. Seth must be used to hearing short jokes around but as long as both of them are happy, who are we to judge them anyway?
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon stands at 5’1”. This places her at an entire 1-foot shorter than her bigshot talent agent husband, Jim Toth! Reese has a well-defined dating history with tall guys. Guess we can’t argue with her preference, no?
Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt
I’m pretty sure you were already thinking of Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt when you saw the title. Touché! The famous Game of Thrones star and his theatre director wife stand at a total of 13 inches apart. Only their height difference sets them apart and definitely not their hearts!
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
A one-inch gap in height is barely noticeable right? But not when Nicole Kidman dons her killer heels! When that happens, her husband Keith Urban’s 5’10” height is no match for her on the red carpet. But they are still a sight to watch!
Nicole Alexander and Shaquille O’Neal
The famous basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal is known for his shocking 7’1” height. Itching to know how tall or how short his girlfriend is? Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander is only 5’2”, making a huge 23 inches difference between the pair. An inch closer to two feet! Wow, can you imagine?
Levi Meaden and Ariel Winter
What’s height got to do with it? We’re talking about love here, ladies and gentlemen! Levi Meaden comes in at 5’11” whereas his girlfriend, Ariel Winter is all of 5’1″ tall!
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
The Hannah Montana star is 5’5” while her Australian beau is 6’3”. The 10 inches gap between the on-again-off-again couple might be the reason why Miley wears a lot of heels!
Christina Ricci and Owen Benjamin
The 17 inches’ height difference between actress Christina Ricci and comedian Owen Benjamin is what makes the couple adorable. He could snuggle Christina in his arms like a baby with his physique!
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams
The famous singer Pharell Williams and his long-time girlfriend turned wife made it to the cut with their two inches’ gap. The heels make the illusion that Helen towers over Pharell. It is just two inches though!
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie stands at 5’4”. A foot separates her height with that of her husband Josh Duhamel, who is 6’4”. Thanks to the help of her heels, she can catch up a little!
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Let’s move on to the real #relationshipgoals couple – Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, everyone! Although there’s an 11-inch gap between them, no one cares because they’re just so adorable and fun to watch!
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Nothing can stand between Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy! Yes, not even their 13-inch height difference matters when it comes to the bond they share.
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa, has a 14 inches’ difference with his real-life khaleesi, Lisa Bonet. They are blessed with two beautiful children.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
Celebrating their 16 years of being together, actress Isla Fisher and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has always enjoyed their romance and they did not mind the 12 inches’ difference in their heights. Another adorable couple on the list spotted!
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
When they were still together, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise had a gap of four inches in height. Yup, it’s Nicole Kidman again. Tom Cruise too!
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Another fan favorite couple makes the list, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher! Ashton stands tall at 6’2” while his loving wife is a petite beauty at 5’4”. Mila is so lucky to have her knight in shining armor!
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
This adorable couple has a 14-inch difference in height! Will and Jada Pinkett have been together for 20 long years by now. Kudos to the couple for keeping their relationship strong.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Let’s jump to the famous royal couple, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. This powerful couple share a four-inch height difference but oftentimes it becomes unnoticeable since Kate always wears heels.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Let’s get back to Khloé. She is obviously the tallest among the 3 Kardashian sisters at 5’10”. But did you know that although she is actually quite tall, she looks rather short next to her Cleveland Cavaliers player boyfriend Tristan Thompson! He stands at an impressive 6’9”.
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari
Jay Cutler and his wife Kristin Cavallari have a foot-long difference in height. The retired quarterback and his wife are blessed with three children.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah and Freddie Jr. are actually straight out of the movie couple who fell in love while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer. Despite wearing heels, Gellar cannot be at par with her partner’s 6’1” stature!
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson (5’3”) and her husband (6’3”) have clearly demonstrated their height difference by appearing together in public! Do I still need to do the math? Didn’t think so.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
Let me just state this directly: an apparent 18 inches’ height difference exists between Hayden Panettiere and her Ukrainian husband Wladimir Klitschko. And we couldn’t love them more.
La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony
With a 14-inch height difference, La La Anthony is undeniably cute next to her husband Carmelo Anthony. Talk about quite the height difference. We don’t know how they do it!
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth
The famous Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth stands at 6’3” compared to his 5’3” wife Elsa Pataky. He could just as easily lift his wife as he could raise the hammer of Thor!
Savannah Brinson and Lebron James
King James of the NBA is also another tall athlete who pretty much towers over his 5’7” wife Savannah Brinson. We’re not surprised to see so many NBA players on this list. Are you?
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
The talented actress Megan Fox and her long-time partner Beverly Hills, 90210 star also made the list. Brian Austin Green who is 6’0” tall does not seem to mind that his other half is only 5’4”.
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman
Renowned actress Natalie Portman is 5’10” — precisely the same height that her partner Benjamin Millepied is! Together since 2009, they have two children called Aleph and Amalia.
Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French
Wildcats turn it around! High School Musical Ashley Tisdale stands at 5’3” while her musician husband named Christopher French must be over 6 feet tall! Good to know they both share the same passion for music.
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
High School Musical is near and dear to many of our hearts and if you haven’t watched the films, you’re missing out. The star Vanessa Hudgens enjoys a foot-high difference with her boyfriend Austin Butler!
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder made the news when they got married, especially when it comes to the Vampire Diaries and Twilight fandoms. Sharing a six inch height difference with each other, fans still couldn’t get enough of the vampire fever the couple brought. They have a daughter together.
Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal
Did I mention Reese Witherspoon’s dating history with tall guys? She dated Jake Gyllenhaal for two years after their meeting in Rendition. Both enjoyed the 10 inches gap between their physique, apparently.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes stands at 5’9” while her former husband Tom Cruise is 5’7”, making a two inches’ difference but it may seem like it’s more than that in photos.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Another couple in the list with a big height difference are Kim Kardashian and her husband for 72 days, Kris Humphries. There exists an interesting 18 inches between the two, just a quarter of the days they were wed together.
Eniko Parrish and Kevin Hart
A 3-inch gap in height doesn’t seem much but when Eniko Parrish put on her heels, some says she looks like she’s towering over his partner and comedian Kevin Hart, who is 5’4” tall!
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Although the Twilight saga tells the strong relationship between Bella and Edward, in real life Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson did not exactly have a long-lasting relationship. The chemistry between them masked the 8-inch height difference they shared, however.
Salma Hayek and Edward Norton
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek and her fellow actor and filmmaker Edward Norton dated for four years with a 10-inch difference between them! They looked so timeless together though — it’s too bad they did not end up together.
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom
After seven years of marriage, Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom called it quits. Khloé’s former husband Lamar was a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. The two enjoyed a whopping 12-inch height difference between them.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
Had we been given the opportunity to see Ariana Grande without heels on, we would have seen that she’s 7 inches shorter than her fiance Mac Miller. He’s 5’7″ inches tall, and she’s 5’0″.
Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
When you know, you know, and that must have been true for The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting. The two got engaged after dating for 3 months. But let’s talk about their height: Cuoco is 5’6″, while Ryan Sweeting, is 6’5″.
Gerard Pique and Shakira
What better a match than a Colombian singer and a Spanish soccer star? Well other than their height (Pique – 6’6″ and Shakira – 5’2″), they are actually about 10 years apart… with Pique being the younger of the two!
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
Well, this one is hard to tell because Lady Gaga spends a heck of a lot of time wearing high heels! Believe it or not, Lady Gaga is only 5’1″ tall, but her ex-fiance stood 10 inches taller than her at 5’11”.
Sam Cooper and Lily Allen
Some people might comment that it’s not their height difference that’s turning heads… But the fact is that English singer, Lily Allen is only 5’2″ and her ex-husband, Sam Cooper, is 6’0″.
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel
5’7″ is not short, especially for a woman – we can admit it. But Freida Pinto still stands 7 inches shorter than her 6’2″ boyfriend and Slumdog Millionaire co-star, Dev Patel.
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie
Joel Madden doesn’t even make the 6′ mark, but next to Nicole Richie, who stands at 5’0″, Madden’s 5’7″ makes him look like a tower. After their marriage in 2010, this couple have had two beautiful children together.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
Whether you’re happy or sad about this pair breaking up, we’re still going to put them on this list because they had a significant height difference. Justin Theroux stands at 5’9″ while Jennifer Aniston stands at 5’5″.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey (5’4″) might not be all that tall herself, but she sure looks taller when she’s standing next to her 5’2″ husband, Jeff Richmond! The queen of comedy married her composer husband in 2001 and now they have two daughters together.
Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson
Fans absolutely lost it in 2008 when Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen started dating in 2008. They had their daughter back in 2014, and then separated in September 2017. Their height difference was logged at Christensen 6’0′ and Bilson 5’2″.
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster
Height is a non-issue to these two stars. Rod Stewart stands at 5’10” while his wife, Penny Lancaster, towers over at 6’1”! Their two children don’t seem to think much about their height difference either.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
All we’re talking about is 5 inches between these two. Superstar, Kay Perry, fell madly in love with English comedian, Russell Brand back in 2009. Maybe they were quick to get married, because they got divorced in 2011. For these two 5″2 and 6″1 weren’t compatible numbers.
Kourtney Kardashian And Younes Bendjima
That’s right, Kourtney Kardashian is on our list once again. Her boyfriend, Younes Bendjima stands as tall as 6 foot 2, and as we know Kourtney is just 5 feet tall.
Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith
For Australian singer, Danii Minogue, taller men were apparently on the menu. Before she and her former rugby player/model partner split up in 2012, they had a huge height difference of 13 inches!
Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden
Cameron Diaz is taller than her man, Benji Madden. He is 1.68 meters, but she is 1.74 meters! Nevertheless, they’re happy with each-other just as they are.
Lea Michele And Matthew Paetz
Glee star, Lea Michele is 5’3″ is a tiny pack of dynamite! It could be why her former partner, 6’2″ dating coach, Matthew Paetz couldn’t handle it. The two made heads turn when they walked around together.
Zendaya And Tom Holland
Yeah, we know that there was always a question about whether these two were dating or not. Their height difference is not huge, but it certainly is clear. She is 5’10”, and he is a mere 5’8″.
Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner
Was it their height or their age that have everyone standing at full attention when they announced that they were getting engaged. This beautiful couple have all of 3 inches between them in height. He’s shorter with a height of 5’7″, and she stands at 5’10”.
Daniel Radcliffe And Erin Darke
Who said short guys can’t get gorgeous women? It might help that he is Harry Potter as well, though. Radcliffe is 5’5″ and Darke is 5’7″.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
From Lamar and Khloé, now let us proceed to another member of the Kardashian family, Kourtney. She married Scott Disick, who is 5’11” tall. Kourtney is the shortest between the three sisters, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she had an eleven inches’ height difference with her former husband and father of her three kids.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Kelsey Henson
Most will know this massive star as “The Mountain”. The Game of Thrones actor is a whopping 6 foot 9 inches tall. His wife, Kelsey Henson stands at 5″2. Hafþór Björnsson is currently considered the “World’s Strongest Man”, and weighs 193 kgs.