15 Celebrity Couples: Height Differences Are Measurable, Love Is Not
1. Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle: 7’1” and 5’6”
Legendary basketball player Shaq WOWs opponents with his extreme height and weight. Whoever stands next to him would look petite and tiny, even his five-foot-six girlfriend Laticia Rolle. Coincidentally, Laticia was also a star basketball player in her high school and college days.
2. Fergie and Josh Duhamel: 5’2” and 6’3”
If the roller coaster of the couple’s relationship had been climbing over the years, it delivered a sudden drop in 2017. Fans didn’t know what exactly went wrong. At least we can remember a time when the famous singer and the 8-time Grammy winner once looked so sweet together that people often forgot their height difference.
3. Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere: 6’6” and 5’0”
Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere and her boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko have a staggering 18 inches height difference, and a 13-year age difference. But that is no obstacle to their mutual love at all!
4. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson: 6’8” and 5’7”
LeBron and Savannah started dating each other in high school and have been together ever since. LeBron must have been her tallest date at that time! I wonder if she ever imagined the sports prodigy would be the King of NBA and one of the highest-paid athletes?
5. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky: 6’3” and 5’3”
The duo got married in 2010. Less than a year later Chris portrayed the role of Thor in Marvel movies and became a household name. Now they have three cute kids. Though heights gap didn’t get narrower, their love has gone deeper.
6. Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster: 5’10” and 6’1”
Now at his third marriage, the British rock star Rod Stewart was bonded with former model Penny Lancaster. The “Hot Legs” singer is obviously fond of long legs, whose owner stood at 6’1’’. Put height aside, their age difference also stunned people. Rod Stewart is the same age as Penny Lancaster’s father.
7. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy: 5’2” and 6’3”
When the former Full House actress Mary-Kate Olsen and French banker Olivier Sarkozy tied the knot in 2015, they turned plenty of heads. Maybe they have a lot in common except for their height! By the way, Olivier Sarkozy is the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
8. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: 5'9" and 5'7"
Tom Cruise seems to prefer taller women. His first wife Mimi Rogers and second wife Nicole Kidman all stands several inches higher than him, and there was no exception for Katie Holmes. Considering his three failed marriage, maybe Tom should try to find someone shorter than him.
9. Shakira and Gerard Pique: 5’0” and 6’4”
14 inches height difference doesn’t stop them from being a perfect couple. Shakira is most famous for her 2010 World Cup song “Waka Waka”, while her other-half Gerard Pique carries the burden of being a “soccer star, rich and good looking”. How enviable!
10. Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa: 6’4” and 5’2”
Before meeting Jason Momoa in 2004, Lisa Bonet had lived as a single mother for 12 years. Her short-lived marriage to rocker Lenny Kravitz led her to grow up. Now Bonet and her Game of Thrones star husband Momoa maintain a very steady marriage and a loving family.
11. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: 5’11” and 5’10”
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban just celebrated their 12th anniversary in early July. It’s not easy for star couples to maintain a long-lasting and committed relationship, especially for huge stars like Nicole. It seems height difference is by no means a hindrance to their love.
12. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: 6’2” and 5’
The way Jada Pinkett Smith met Will Smith was quite dramatic. She came to audition for the role of Will’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series. Despite failing to win the part because of her height, she ironically became Will’s wife in real life.
13. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher: 6’3” and 5’3”
This Hollywood couple has been through ups and downs and is still happily together. Isla Fisher doesn’t seem to care about their notable height difference. On the contrary, it gives her a lot of chance to look up at her Ali G maestro husband.
14. Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt: 4’5” and 5’6”
Well-known Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage married theater director Erica Schmidt. Although he is 13 inches shorter than his wife, his affinity for her is by no means less. They are often seen showing PDA on the red carpet.
15. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: 5’1” and 6’1”
Another sweet couple with a whole foot of height difference. Reese Witherspoon is known for notable roles in Legally Blonde, Walk the Line and Big Little Lies. Her husband Jim Toth is a celebrity talent agent and is very supportive of her.