Anyone who has worked up the courage to enter the online dating scene will know just how important height is when you're looking for your next connection. For some, it seems to be the only thing that really matters. Perhaps the 'small' things like personality can be worked out later.
However, despite the popularity of dating apps, not everybody is searching for love online. If you're a celebrity, it would be almost impossible. There's no way anybody would believe they'd just stumbled upon Reese Witherspoon's dating profile. Even if a celebrity managed to line up a date successfully, can you imagine the paparazzi?
For this reason, you usually only see celebrities date other celebrities, or at least other people within their industry. And when you're not filtering matches from behind a screen, you can't really negotiate when it comes to height. Check out these celebrity couples who threw caution to the wind when it came to their obvious height differences!
1. Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere: 6'6" and 5'0"
When it's love, it's love. Though petite Heroes actress, Hayden Panettiere, and beefy boxing star, Wladimir Klitschko had a whopping 18 inches of height difference between them, it never stopped their relationship from thriving. When you look at the photo you can see how much Klitschko towered over his dainty then-partner. There's also a 13-year age difference between the two, but they never seemed worried about these little details.
This unlikely couple certainly appeared to be the real deal. Back in 2014, Panettiere gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Kaya, who both parents couldn't love more. With nine years of togetherness under their belts, it seemed like they would last forever. Unfortunately, the pair split in August 2018, but we're pretty sure it had absolutely nothing to do with their height difference!
2. Shakira and Gerard Piqué: 5'0" and 6'4"
Latina pop sensation, Shakira, has a body that is fairly typical of her homeland, Colombia. Petite yet curvaceous, her hips certainly don't lie. The same can't be said of her Spanish partner, professional footballer Gerard Piqué, who is pretty much the opposite of petite. Standing at 6'4" he simply towers over Shakira at 5'0". This hasn't stopped the couple from thriving in their relationship.
Together since 2011, Shakira and Piqué actually met in 2010 when he appeared in her music video for World Cup anthem, Waka Waka. Though Shakira is ten years older than her man, the two hit it off straight away. They now have two young sons and appear all over the world looking like an insanely happy family. We have to admit, we're super jealous! But we still wish this adorable couple all the best.
3. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden: 5'9" and 5'7"
When Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden became a couple, much of the world was a little confused. We just never imagined that the tall, blonde bombshell from all of our favorite rom-coms would be a perfect match for the scruffy rocker from Good Charlotte. It didn't even seem like they'd run in the same social circles. As it turns out, they were introduced by Diaz's good friend, Nicole Richie, who is wife to the other Good Charlotte brother, Joel Madden.
Things moved pretty quickly for the unlikely pair. After a lightning fast engagement of 17 days, they were married in 2015 and are still going strong years later. At 5'9", Diaz is significantly taller than 5'7" Madden. She's also seven years older than him (Diaz is 46 and Madden is 39). Sometimes it's the most unlikely couples who succeed!
4. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: 5'11" and 5'10"
Let's face it - there's not many men that Nicole Kidman doesn't tower over. At 5'11" this glamorous actress would be more than six feet tall in high heels. Given the fact that most celebrities are photographed at awards ceremonies and other fancy events, it's not surprising that Kidman looks significantly taller than her country music singer husband, Keith Urban. Though he's only an inch shorter than Kidman, the heels end up dwarfing him in the photos.
Since meeting in 2005, this unlikely couple has stood the test of time. Now one of Hollywood's longer-term partnerships, both Kidman and Urban look visibly in love whenever they appear in public together. They also have two young daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. We bet they're happy they didn't let a little difference in height stand in their way.
5. Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari: 6'3" and 5'3"
What is it with this trend of rather large sportsmen dating very petite actresses? We don't know where they all meet, but it's definitely a thing! All jokes aside, former Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, and actress Kristin Cavallari seem like a delightful couple. Most photos show them beaming at one another, like they know exactly how lucky they are. Good for them.
There may be an entire foot of height difference between them, but that hasn't stopped them from thriving in their relationship. The couple began dating in 2010 and got married in 2013. They did call off their engagement at one point, but thankfully they worked it all out and went ahead with the wedding. Of course, they have three gorgeous children: Camden Jack, born in 2012, Jaxon Wyatt, born in 2014, and Saylor James, born in 2015.
6. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy: 5'2" and 6'3"
So many of us grew up watching Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on both TV and movie screens when they were just kids. It was almost like they were our little sisters. So, seeing Mary-Kate paired up with Olivier Sarkozy, a man 17 years older than her (Olsen is 32 and Sarkozy is 49), definitely felt a little weird at first. But the unlikely pairing seems to have stood the test of time, particularly if we're talking Hollywood standards.
Dating since 2012 and married since 2015, there is a significant height difference between the two. Sarkozy stands tall at 6'3" while Olsen is a petite 5'2". If you're wondering why Sarkozy's name seems so familiar, it's because he is half-brother to former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. However, Olsen's beau decided to follow a career in banking instead of politics.
7. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher: 6'3" and 5'3"
What's with all of these positively gigantic men and their extremely dainty partners? Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (best known as our favorite Kazakhstani, Borat) and actress Isla Fisher are another one for the list, with a whole foot between them. After meeting at a party in Fisher's home country, Australia, all the way back in 2002, the couple have been going strong ever since.
In fact, Fisher actually converted to Judaism in order to marry Baron Cohen in 2010, proving they really will go the extra mile for love. The couple now share two daughters, Olive and Elula, and a son, Montgomery. Baron Cohen's controversial brand of comedy often causes outcry all over the world, but this couple's strong relationship and family life are completely scandal-free. We bet they'll be raising some pretty funny and intelligent kids.
8. Kate Middleton and Prince William: 5'9" and 6'3"
Prince William is the future King of England, and he certainly has the height to match the job! At 6'3" he is half a foot taller than his wife, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who is already pretty tall, as far as ladies go. Despite the difference in height, we don't think anyone could argue that this couple is truly meant for each other. Though Middleton wasn't born into royalty, she definitely plays the part.
It seems like just yesterday that the gossip magazines were obsessed with Will's new girlfriend. The two love birds met when they studied at the University of St. Andrews together in Fife, Scotland. However, that was all the way back in 2002 - feel old yet? The royal duo now have three adorable children; son George, daughter Charlotte, and a second son, Louis.
9. Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa: 6'4" and 5'2"
Just take a look at this smoking hot couple. The height difference of more than a foot was never going to stop these two from hooking up. And that's not the only big difference - 50-year-old Lisa Bonet is 12 years older than her husband, Jason Momoa, who is just 38 years old. This makes him step-father to Bonet's daughter with rocker Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz. Zoe is 29 years old, making her only nine years younger than her step-dad!
The two got together way back in 2005, so they have really gone the distance for a celebrity couple. They now have a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, together. We're going to guess their little dude might have a tough time remembering all of that! You can't fault this couple on uniqueness.
10. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster: 5'10" and 6'1"
What can we say? Some men just love a tall woman, and that seems to be the case here between singer Rod Stewart and former model and photographer Penny Lancaster. Let's be honest, not many people would pass up a chance with a talented blonde bombshell like Lancaster. However, Rod Stewart seems to have a particular penchant for women of a certain stature - he even has a song titled 'Hot Legs'.
The two Brits met in 1999 when Lancaster was photographing Stewart on tour. The rest, as they say, is history, and the couple has been deliriously happy ever since. They welcomed children into the world in 2005 and again in 2011 and seem to be stronger than ever. Stewart has been married three times, but it seems the old expression 'third time lucky' rang true for this rocker.
11. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: 5'1" and 6'1"
Did anyone else realize that Reese Witherspoon was so tiny? She never seems to look it on the big screen! Standing at just 5'1" she's dwarfed by her husband of seven years, Jim Toth, who is a whole foot taller than her. If you've never heard Toth's name before, it's probably because he's a talent agent, and not a famous actor. With well-known actor exes such as Ryan Phillippe and Jake Gyllenhaal in her past, it's not crazy to think that Witherspoon may have kept up the trend.
As far as first meetings go, we wouldn't describe this one as a fairytale beginning. Witherspoon was being harassed by a drunk man at a bar when Toth appeared out of the blue and got things under control. As it turns out, it was his friend who was going through a hard time.
12. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh: 5'9" and 5'11"
Helen Lasichanh is certainly not the type of woman who would normally appear in Pharrell's music videos. Tall and lanky, this gorgeous model managed to steal Pharrell's heart anyway. A good couple of inches taller than her man, neither part of this couple seems to mind one bit. In fact, Pharrell has often talked about how he is so attracted to her because she stands out.
This adorable duo spent two years as friends before they finally took the plunge as an official item. They then dated for five years before getting hitched. Today, they have a young son named Rocket and have recently welcomed triplets into the world. We never realized what a family man Pharrell was, but it definitely suits him! We're sure his wife and kids were the inspiration behind his mega hit, 'Happy'.
13. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond: 5'5" and 5'5"
Take a look at any photo of Tina Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, and you'll notice a huge difference in height. But funnily enough, their vertical measurements are exactly the same. We're guessing Fey may be partial to wearing high heels at social functions. Neither one seems bothered by the disparity, though. In fact, Fey has often joked that she loves how her husband is 'travel size'.
This power couple go way back to the early 90s and are now a fixture on the US comedy scene. Even though Richmond is relatively unknown compared to his hilarious wife, he actually worked alongside Fey on a number of comedy projects, including 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The pair share two daughters, Alice and Penelope, and really do seem like they're going to last forever.
14. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: 6'2" and 5'0"
Is there a better power couple out there than Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith? You'd be hard pressed finding one. These two go all the way back to Will's Fresh Prince of Belair days. Jada auditioned for the part of Will's girlfriend and was turned down for being too short! Luckily, real life Will had no problem dating a shorter woman. At 6'2" and 5'0" respectively, there is more than a foot difference between these love birds.
It feels like everything the Smiths touch turns to gold. After perfecting the ideal relationship, the two went on to have a son, Jaden, and daughter, Willow. Both of whom are up and coming stars. Jaden has starred with his dad in movies and Willow is definitely on her way to becoming a pop sensation. How do we join this family?
15. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson: 5'3" and 6'3"
We never realized how tiny Jessica Simpson was - her small daughter will catch up to her in no time! There's an entire foot difference between the former pop star and her husband, NFL player Eric Johnson. Who knew that petite pop divas and beefy football players could go so well together? As you can see in the photo, the pair have an adorable family and look like the ideal couple.
It's hard to think of Jessica Simpson and not think of her early years married to fellow pop star Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees. Anyone remember their MTV reality television show, Newlyweds? We don't think we'll ever be able to unsee it. After their divorce and some subsequent hard times for Simpson, we're so glad to see she's back on track and better than ever.
16. Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish: 5'4" and 5'7"
Did anybody else realize how short Kevin Hart is? We knew he wasn't exactly a giant, but at 5'4" it was always going to be pretty difficult finding someone shorter than him to date. Luckily, Hart isn't insecure about silly things like that - he's a wildly successful comedian! And of course, he has used the height difference between he and his wife, Eniko Parrish, as comedy material. Might as well make the most of it, right?
Parrish is absolutely stunning, so we can see why Hart knows he's onto a winner. There was no way he was going to turn down the love of his life because she's three inches taller than him. In fact, Hart has spoken openly about being against presenting his body in a way that appeals to media beauty standards. Hear hear!
17. Jenna Elfman and Bodhi Elfman: 5'10" and 5'9"
Remember Dharma and Greg? Thinking about it takes us all the way back to the glory days of late-90s sitcoms. At 5'10" Jenna Elfman is fairly tall for a woman (the average height of women in the USA is 5'4"), while her husband, Bodhi Elfman stands an inch shorter, at 5'9". Incidentally, 5'9" is the average height of men in the USA. An inch doesn't seem like much, but when you add some four-inch high heels to the mix, you can see the height difference.
A little height disparity was never going to stop these two romantics from going the distance. The pair married all the way back in 1995 and have been going strong for more almost a quarter of a century! Not many couples can say that. The Elfmans have two sons together, Story and Easton.
18. Fergie and Josh Duhamel: 5'2" and 6'3"
Fergie and Josh Duhamel were adored as a couple for the entire length of their 13-year relationship. It was one of those romances that felt like it would never end. When the pair got married in 2009, they couldn't have had more support from the world. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be and the once great couple announced their split in 2017.
While nobody will ever know the real reason why any couple breaks up, we're willing to make a bet that one foot and one inch of height difference didn't bother these guys. The disparity is striking in photos, but they still looked so good together. Fergie and Duhamel share one son, Axl Jack Duhamel, who was born in 2013. We don't know what's next for the ex-couple as individuals, but we truly wish both of them the best.
19. Seth Green and Clare Grant: 5'4" and 5'7"
Like Kevin Hart before him, we have another lucky 5'4" guy managing to hook up with a tall and glamorous lady. Perhaps it was their mutual love of comedy and acting that brought the two together. Or maybe it was simply a chemistry that rational thought can't explain. Either way, both Seth Green and Clare Grant seem extremely happy to be with each other.
After getting married in 2010, the couple hasn't looked back. They even continue to work together and have collaborated on television shows such as Robot Chicken and Warren the Ape. Though Grant tends to tower over Green on the red carpet, it doesn't seem to bother the couple one little bit. In fact, they're always making cute comments, including "we can't believe we found each other." Okay, now we're definitely jealous.
20. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: 5'1" and 6'2"
Together since 2007, it seems that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard still can't get enough of each other more than a decade later. Basically every photo of this good looking couple is of them staring lovingly into each other's eyes. At 5'1" Bell is certainly the definition of petite - 6'2" Shepard looks almost gigantic next to her! But when you've found love, nothing will stand in your way, especially not a little difference in height.
This adorable pair first met at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game, which is very fitting, as both hail from Michigan. Funnily enough, it was Shepard's co-star from the movie Couples Retreat, Jason Bateman, who pushed him to propose to Bell. Shepard has since told everyone that Bateman was "dead right" when it came to that decision. We think so too!
21. Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony: 6'8" and 5'6"
So, Carmelo Anthony isn't quite as tall as our previous basketballer, Shaquille O'Neal, but he's still almost a foot taller than the average American man. And he's a whole foot and two inches taller than his wife, La La Anthony. You may actually laugh when you find out that Carmelo Anthony is actually considered a small forward in the basketball world. We certainly did!
Though the couple had been going strong since the beginning of their relationship back in the early 2000s, recent rumors have indicated a separation. Both Anthonys have appeared in public together recently, which indicates that they may be working on reviving their love. They share a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, who was born in 2007. Whatever happens with these two, we hope they manage to figure out the best solution for their family.
22. Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl: 5'5" and 6'0"
Of the whole list so far, this is our biggest height difference where the woman has been taller. Standing at six feet exactly, former model and now author, Sophie Dahl, was always strikingly tall. Next to her husband, singer Jamie Cullum, she looks even taller. But this couple are the last people who would worry about as trivial as height. In fact, they've spoken about it numerous times (people won't stop asking!) and have clarified that they really don't care because they're happy with each other.
After the pair got married in 2010, Dahl gave birth to their first child, daughter Lyra, in 2011. In 2013, they welcomed their second daughter, Margot, into the world. We can't help but wonder if they'll end up being model-tall like their mom, or more petite like their dad.
23. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman: 4'10" and 5'0"
Wow. We knew Danny DeVito was short, but we didn't realize quite how short this mega famous actor was until now. His wife, Rhea Perlman, is only 5'0" and is still taller than him. One thing (besides their height difference) that is for certain is that this couple is the real deal. They met decades ago in 1971 after Perlman saw DeVito perform in a play which also starred her friend.
The couple got married back in 1982 and have three children together: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito, who were all born in the 1980s. What most people don't realize is that DeVito and Perlman also work together whenever they get the chance. Children of the 90s may recognize them as the mean and incompetent parents in blockbuster film, Matilda.
24. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky: 6'3" and 5'3"
Is anyone even surprised that 'Thor' is just as gigantic in real life as he is on the big screen? At 6'3" Hemsworth is significantly taller than his adorable wife, Elsa Pataky, who stands at 5'3" (just under the average height for American women). Pataky hasn't let height stand in the way of love or her career - despite her small stature, she's actually a professional model. You go girl!
Together, this couple has created an enviable perfect family scenario. They have three very cute kids, a daughter born in 2012 and twin sons born in 2014, and live in idyllic Australian surf spot, Byron Bay. The duo moved their family from Los Angeles back to Hemsworth's home town in 2015. We imagine it was to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA life.
25. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.: 5'2" and 6'1"
Well these guys are certainly a blast from the past - we didn't even realize they were still together. Is there anything more 90s than love blossoming on the set of blockbuster horror flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer? That's actually how Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. first met! For some reason, their romance was delayed, and they didn't get around to dating until 2000. However, Gellar and Prinze have more than made up for lost time.
The world is so used to seeing these two as a couple, their height difference of nearly a foot is not even that noticeable. We're guessing they've had more important things to worry about, such as the two adorable children they share. Daughter Charlotte was born in 2009, while son Rocky was welcomed to the Prinze household in 2012.
26. Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima: 5'0" and 6'2"
The Kardashian sisters are well known for their petite, yet voluptuous bodies. They're also known for their penchant for sportsmen and men generally way taller than them. Kourtney Kardashian's relationship with Younes Bendjima is no different. At 5'0" and 6'2" respectively, Bendjima towers over the oldest Kardashian sister. She definitely doesn't seem to mind!
The most notable difference here isn't even height. The 39-year-old Kardashian is 13 years older than her beau of two years (he's currently 26). Despite the significant age gap, this extremely good-looking couple have managed to make it work so far, though rumors of a break up have plagued them. After meeting for the first time in France in 2016, the love birds have enjoyed traveling all over the world together. Relationships don't tend to last long in Kardashian world, but we kind of hope they work this one out.
27. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson: 6'8" and 5'7"
Here we have another basketballer. This time it's the legendary LeBron James. At 6'8" James was bound to have problems finding a partner that could even come close to his towering stature. But we're pretty sure he's perfectly happy with his wife and high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, who stands at 5'7". Need more of a fairytale story? Brinson was a cheerleader when James was playing basketball and football in school.
Though they had been an item since they were teenagers, these sporty lovers didn't actually tie the knot until 2013. Over the years they have had three children: LeBron James, Jr., born in 2004, Bryce Maximus James, born in 2007, and Zhuri Nova James, born in 2014. We're sure that James and Brinson will continue to be a shining example of what a good couple looks like well into their old age.
28. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: 5'4" and 6'2"
If we're talking about 'long game' relationships, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the perfect example. They met all the way back in 1998 when Kunis was 14 years old, Kutcher was 19 years old, and they were both starring in comedy sitcom, That 70s Show. The two of them spent eight years on the show, where they described their friendship as more of a brother-sister bond.
It wasn't until 2012, a full 14 years after their first meeting, that Kunis and Kutcher finally got together. Things moved fast once they eventually got their relationship off the ground (we guess it helps when you've already known each other for so many years) - the couple got engaged in 2014 and were married in 2015. They now share two children: a daughter, Wyatt, born in 2014, and a son, Dimitri, born in 2016.
29. Bella Hadid and The Weeknd: 5'10" and 5'9"
We bet it would be difficult for supermodels to find anyone taller than them. That seems to be the case for 5'10" Bella Hadid. She's one inch taller than her partner, Canadian singer, The Weeknd, but once she has her heels on, you can add on at least another four. Hadid and The Weeknd are one of the coolest couples in showbiz today, despite the fact that they seem to have a bit of an on again-off again relationship.
The model and the singer first began dating in 2015. Hadid even starred in one of her beau's music videos. Unfortunately, they broke up at the end of 2016, citing conflicts in their schedules as the reason for the split. But it seems they realized they had something a little more precious than multi-million-dollar careers: love. The two announced that they were back together in 2018.
30. Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt: 4'5" and 5'6"
Everybody's favorite Game of Thrones actor, Peter Dinklage, can't say enough nice things about his theater director wife, Erica Schmidt. The height difference doesn't bother this very private couple, who only seem to be focused on each other and their family. Born with achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism, Dinklage stands at 4'5" and is actually only three inches shorter than Danny DeVito!
The couple got married back in 2005 and had their first daughter in 2011. Both Dinklage and Schmidt value their privacy immensely and have never revealed the name of their daughter. In 2017, Schmidt gave birth to their second child and the pair yet again declined to release a name. They also refused to disclose the gender of their second baby. We can respect that - it's not really anyone else's business.
31. Ari Cooper Deryck Whibley: 6'0" and 5'6"
Model Ariana 'Ari' Cooper is a whole lot of woman, and her husband, Sum 41 frontman, Deryck Whibley seems to be loving every single moment of being with her. At 6'0" and 5'6" respectively, the height difference is stark. But what's even more noticeable is how much these two love each other and love spending time with each other. It seems like they're sharing a special secret in every photo taken of them.
Whibley has publicly battled with alcohol abuse and spent a significant part of 2015 in hospital for treatment. Though this was a rocky time for the model and the singer, they managed to come out the other side even stronger than before. They ended up getting married shortly after. There is an 11-year age gap between the pair (Whibley is 38 and Cooper is 27), but that doesn't seem to bother them at all.
32. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: 5'5" and 6'3"
We bet you knew he'd be coming up soon: the other half of the Hemsworth brothers, Liam. Unlike his brother, Chris, Liam is dating someone way more famous than him. But let's be realistic, there aren't many people more famous than pop superstar, Miley Cyrus. At 5'5" Cyrus is about average height for a woman, but Hemsworth is much taller than your average dude at 6'3". Even with the height difference, the couple still look amazing together.
Hemsworth and Cyrus first met in 2009 and got engaged in 2012. We're not sure exactly what happened between them, but they ended up splitting and calling off their engagement in 2013. Fortunately for them (and all of their fans), they rekindled their love in 2016 and have been going strong ever since. We look forward to the wedding!
33. Stacy Keibler and Jared Pobre: 5'11" and 5'8"
Here's another couple who don't mind throwing society's expectations right back in its face. Actor, dancer, model, and ex-wrestler, Stacy Keibler, is so famous for her long legs she was once known as 'The Legs of WWE'. With such a reputation, her partner's legs were never going to measure up. Standing at just 5'8" her husband, Jared Pobre, is shorter than the average man, but doesn't seem to care one bit.
Though they began dating in 2013, Keibler and Pobre had known each other for several years before they finally got together. They got married in Mexico at the beginning of 2014, and Keibler gave birth to their daughter, Ava Grace Pobre, later that year. They also have a son, Bodhi Brooks Pobre, born in 2018. What an adorable family this unlikely couple have built together.
34. Zendaya and Tom Holland: 5'10" and 5'8"
This is a bit of a tricky one, as actors Zendaya and Tom Holland haven't even confirmed that they're dating. But the consensus in gossip world seems to be that they're a secret item. Though the two claim they're just good friends, they still look great together as a couple, despite the difference in height. Zendaya stands tall at 5'10" while Holland is two inches shorter at 5'8".
The Spider-Man Homecoming co-stars were reportedly outed by Zendaya's friend Kiya Cole, in an Instagram comment. Cole claimed the maybe-couple had been "on the low" for a while. However, once the comment got too much attention, it was deleted, and Cole released a statement claiming her Instagram account was hacked. At this point in time, nobody knows what's true regarding these two, but if we're being honest, we kind of hope it develops past friendship.
35. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner: 5'7" and 5'10"
Who would have thought that a British Game of Thrones actress and a Jonas Brother would find their way to true love? Well, it's right here in front of us and there's also a significant height difference between the two. At 5'7" and 5'10" Sophie Turner towers over her popstar partner. But that three inches doesn't mean a thing to these two love birds.
Joe Jonas has certainly had his fair share of high profile girlfriends. Demi Lovato, Gigi Hadid, and Taylor Swift have all made appearances in his love life (it seems to us that he has a bit of a thing for tall women!). But it's pretty clear he means business when it comes to Turner. Jonas proposed to her in 2017 and she said yes. We don't know when the wedding is taking place, but we're sure it's going to be big.
36. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik: 5'10" and 5'9"
As it turns out, Bella Hadid's older and slightly more famous sister, Gigi, is just as tall as she is. There's obviously model genes in the family. Gigi Hadid and ex-One Direction member, singer Zayn Malik have been dating since 2015. Much like the younger Hadid's romance with The Weeknd, there seems to be a bit of on again-off again activity in this relationship. The pair announced their split in March 2018, only to get back together in June.
Hadid is a Victoria's Secret Angel, so of course she's tall (and absolutely gorgeous). Malik isn't exactly tiny, but his girlfriend definitely has an inch on him. We can tell this wouldn't bother a guy like Malik, though. He has always spoken about his other half with the utmost respect, even when he was announcing their break up back in March.
37. Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke: 5'5" and 5'7"
Did anybody else realize Daniel Radcliffe was so short? We had no idea! The main man in the wildly successful Harry Potter film series, Radcliffe always looked to be around the same height as his co-stars. Another thing you might not have known? The 5'5" star has been dating his 5'7" girlfriend, actress Erin Darke for six whole years. The pair met on the set of hit movie Kill Your Darlings in 2013, and the rest is history.
Michigan-born Darke isn't exactly unknown. In addition to her work on Kill Your Darlings, she is one of the three main characters in the television series, Good Girls Revolt. Both actors are extremely dedicated to their craft, which is probably just one of the reasons why they get along so well. We can totally see this relationship going the distance.
38. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo: 6'0" and 5'11"
Though the records officially show Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, as one inch taller than his wife, Behati Prinsloo, the photos seem to tell a different story. If anything, she looks at least a few inches taller than him. The only conclusions we can come to are: a) one or both parties have lied about their height or b) those high heels are at it again, dwarfing men at fancy events. We're going to go with our gut and assume it's conclusion 'b'.
Things moved fast for Levine and Prinsloo. After meeting in 2012, the couple got married just two years later - when you know, you know, right? For their honeymoon, they took off to Prinsloo's native South Africa (though she was actually raised in neighboring Namibia). They have two children together: Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.
39. Rhea Durham and Mark Wahlberg: 5'9" and 5'8"
Mark Wahlberg has always been somewhat of a Hollywood jack of all trades. There's not really any career stone that he has left unturned. Over the years we've seen him take on roles as an actor, producer, rapper, and businessman. Before you go on thinking the 'rapper' job title was the most unusual in the list, don't forget that he also used to be an underwear model.
We have to say, we think Wahlberg was pretty lucky to score gorgeous model, Rhea Durham. He may have had the edge back in the 90s, but she has it now. She's also one inch taller than her shorter than average husband. The pair got married in 2009 after being together for eight years. They have four children: two daughters, Ella Rae and Grace Margaret, and two sons, Brendan Joseph and Michael.
40. Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French: 5'3" and 6'4"
Dating since 2012 and married since 2014, High School Musical star, Ashley Tisdale, and her musician boyfriend, Christopher French, look head over heels in love with each other. There's more than a foot between them when it comes to height difference, but they seem to have worked it out. In fact, this couple has always known what they wanted - they got engaged after being together for just one year.
This loved up duo don't just live with each other, they work together, too. French has been actively working on Tisdale's third studio album with her since 2016. The album, titled Symptoms, is being released at the end of 2018 and also features Tisdale's High School Musical co-star, Vanessa Hudgens. Fans of Tisdale can be proud of her accomplishments. Much of her work and earnings go towards helping charities and others less fortunate.
41. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: 5'6" and 6'0"
Is there a couple sexier than Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem? We honestly can't think of one. It's almost unfair how good looking both of these actors are. There's a whole six inches between them, but it doesn't make them any less attractive. Cruz and Bardem met way back in the day when they were both acting in their homeland of Spain. Their first film together was Jamon, Jamon in 1992, which was actually Cruz's breakthrough role.
The Spanish pair began dating in 2007 and got married in the Bahamas in 2010. By that point they had known each other for almost two decades. In 2013 they got to co-star again in blockbuster hit, Vicky Christina Barcelona alongside Scarlett Johansson. Cruz and Bardem have one son, born in 2011, and a daughter, born in 2013.
42. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden: 5'1" and 5'8"
It really feels like these two have been together forever. Unlike Benji Madden (5'7") and Cameron Diaz (5'9") from earlier in the list, Joel Madden is taller than his wife, Nicole Richie. There's a good seven inches between them. This unlikely couple first started dating in 2006 and they've been going strong ever since. They got engaged at the beginning of 2010, after four years of dating, and their wedding took place at the end of that year.
Not ready to stop at being the perfect couple, Madden and Richie started creating the perfect family, too. Their daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Richie-Madden, was born in 2008, and their son, Sparrow James Midnight Madden, was born in 2009. Of course, they're both totally adorable. Fun fact: Nicole Richie was the one who introduced her friend, Cameron Diaz, to Joel's brother, Benji.
43. Dev Patel and Frida Pinto: 6'2" and 5'5"
Does anybody else remember being completely over the moon when these Slumdog Millionaire co-stars announced that they were a real-life couple? The chemistry that Dev Patel and Frida Pinto had on screen turned out to be legitimate, which is probably one of the reasons why the film turned out as well as it did. We didn't realize that Patel was so tall - a full nine inches taller than Pinto.
The pair first met in 2008 on the set of Slumdog Millionaire, a film that gave both actors international fame. After dating for six years, they announced their split back in 2014. Though much of the world hoped they would rekindle the flame, it never ended up happening for the couple. Fortunately, they remain good friends, but we're still kind of sad that their relationship didn't go the full distance.
44. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson: 5'10" and 6'9"
We know we said earlier that most of the Kardashian sisters are petite, but Khloé has always been the exception, measuring in at 5'10", which is well above the average height for a woman. Despite all of this, she has managed to find a man who positively dwarfs her. And yes, it's yet another basketballer, Tristian Thompson.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly for Kardashian (which isn't something the Kardashians can say very often). In 2017, she announced that she and Thompson were expecting a child, and in April 2018 she gave birth to a baby girl, True Thompson. They could have almost been a happy family. That is, until it was revealed that Thompson was cheating on Kardashian while she was pregnant. The couple are still together, but she has made him delete his social media presence.
45. Shaquille O'Neal and Laticia Rolle: 7'1" and 5'6"
It's got to be tough finding a love match that even comes close to your own height when you're one of the world's most famous basketball players. Shaquille O'Neal even looks huge next to other basketballers! Despite the height difference, O'Neal and long-term partner, Laticia Rolle, seem to be doing just fine. Though 5'6" is actually above average height for an American woman, Rolle looks tiny compared to O'Neal.
What many people don't know is that Rolle used to play high school and college basketball and was actually a bit of a star in her youth. This couple clearly understand each other on a level much deeper than height. O'Neal and Rolle got together in 2014, not long after meeting at a tapas bar where Rolle was working as a hostess. In October 2017 they announced their engagement.
46. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: 5'4"and 6'0"
Nobody really realizes just how long Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have been together. They met on the set of Hope & Faith when Fox was just 18 years old and Green was 30. At just 5'4", Fox is tiny. Standing at 6'0", Green tends to tower over her in all of the pictures of them together. In 2006, only two years after they met, Fox and Green were engaged.
Things seemed to get a little rocky for the couple from there. Despite getting engaged in 2006, they didn't get married until 2010. Sure enough, Fox filed for divorce less than five years later in 2015. We're not sure what sparked between them after that, but 2016 saw them announcing that they were now back together. The couple share three sons: Noah Shannon, Bodhi Ransom, and Journey River.
47. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: 5'3" and 5'10"
Natalie Portman is one of those celebrities who always seems to do the right thing. She stays out of the spotlight, except for when she's winning Oscars for her exceptional acting work. There's never any scandals, which is refreshing for someone so famous. Though her husband, French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, isn't particularly tall for a man, he's still more than half a foot taller than petite Portman.
The couple first met in 2009 on the set of Black Swan, for which Portman ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. Millepied was the choreographer for the film and the two of them fell in love almost straight away. By 2010 they had announced both their engagement and Portman's pregnancy. Portman and Millepied have two children together: a son, Aleph, born in 2011, and a daughter, Amalia, born in 2017.
48. Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler: 5'1" and 6'0"
Most people know of Vanessa Hudgens from her High School Musical days. They probably also associate her with then-boyfriend, Zac Efron. The two did date for five years, but that relationship is long over now. Since 2011 Hudgens has been with boyfriend Austin Butler, who she just can't seem to get enough of. At 6'0", Butler is almost a foot taller than 5'1" Hudgens, but they still look absolutely adorable together.
We're not going to lie, these two can get a little gushy on social media, but it's actually kind of cute seeing a couple who love each other so much. There's no doubt we'll be reading an engagement announcement from these love birds soon enough. There were definitely some rumors floating around after Hudgens was spotted with a ring on her finger, but she denies that Butler has popped the question.
49. Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden: 5'1" and 5'11"
We all know Ariel Winter as our favorite middle child on comedy sitcom, Modern Family, but who is her boyfriend? Levi Meaden might not be as famous as his girlfriend, but the Canadian actor is definitely starting to make a name for himself. Though he has been acting since he was a child, Meaden has really only landed breakthrough roles fairly recently. He has starred in television series, The Killing, and scored a role in Pacific Rim Uprising.
Winter is really a lot shorter than she seems on TV, measuring in at just 5'1". Though 5'11" isn't exactly gigantic, Meaden does appear to tower over his slightly vertically challenged girlfriend. Just like Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler, Winter and Meaden aren't ones to shy away from a little social media PDA. The pair are constantly singing each other's praises online.
50. Hafþór Björnsson and Kelsey Henson: 6'9" and 5'2"
The fact that Hafþór Björnsson is known only as 'The Mountain' in television series Game of Thrones, should tell you all you need to know about how massive this guy truly is. Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman and actor (a weird combo, we know!) who stands at a massive 6'9". In addition to being freakishly tall, he is also extremely muscular, and genuinely looks like a non-green version of The Hulk.
Björnsson began dating Canadian waitress, Kelsey Henson, in 2017. The couple has received a lot of attention due to the huge difference in height. Henson is tiny and stands at just 5'2". The photos of the pair together are amazing to look at - the size difference is simply incredible to witness. Björnsson and Henson got married in 2018 and really do seem very happy together.
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