Height is a weird one. Some girls freak out over half an inch. Others are absolutely fine dating a guy whose head easily rests on their shoulders. Real-life couples across the world are proving that height is just a number, but in the celebrity world, it's a little different. Why? It's called the red carpet.
The red carpet is quite possibly the biggest #Exposure you can get. The cameras are flashing, the world is watching, and for some reason, photo ops always seem to be on the steps. There's a definite pro for the shorter guy, here. He can conveniently place himself a few steps higher than his lady, and voilà! No more height difference.
You can't live on the red carpet steps forever, though. Take Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (who divorced in 2012). Tom is 5'7.'' Katie is 5'9.'' Their height difference launched a million memes, and we saw the same from Charlize Theron and Sean Penn. At 5'8'', Sean is two inches shorter than Charlize.
This has thrown us a lot of couples (and a fair few breakups). Most, like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson or Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have a height difference where the guy is much taller. You didn't click on this for tall guys, though. Here are 20 Hollywood men who don't seem to mind standing next to their long-legged, Amazon women.
20 Seth Green & Clare Grant: Planned Relationship "Mathematically," Height Never Got Mentioned
It's when a shorter guy can proudly stand next to his lady and 100% not care that you know it's #RealLove. Seth Green is the funny man behind Family Guy's Chris Griffin. The Robot Chicken star has been married to model and actress, Clare Grant since 2010.
Seth Green is 5'4'' and he is now married to Claire Grant who is 5'7.'' Apparently, In-N-Out led to their marriage.
"I'm a very rational person," Clare has said. "So in my head, I was mathematically breaking [the engagement] down," she added. These two met at Comic Con, got burgers, kept dating, and now they're husband and wife. Who cares about three inches, right?
19 Daniel Radcliffe & Erin Darke: Wizard Wands Can't Fix Height
Yup, it's "The Boy Who Lived." Now all grown up, Daniel Radcliffe may be exploring other projects, but he will forever be remembered for his Harry Potter role. In case it isn't massively obvious, Daniel is dating a girl who is taller than him.
At 5'7," Erin Darke is two inches taller than Daniel Radcliffe. These two kept their relationship on the DL for a while, although they're now more than happy to be papped together. They met on the set of Kill Your Darlings.
"Yes, I am dating someone," Daniel said in an interview. "And my type is, well, the type I keep private." Well, clearly his type is "taller."
18 Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whitely (We Wouldn't Mind Standing Next To Him)
Enter the Amazonian supermodel. Rosie Huntington-Whitely is a Victoria's Secret Angel with legs for days, 5'10'' of height, and apparently, zero problem being in a relationship with a shorter guy. These two are engaged and have a baby. "Taking the trash out" is Jason's job. Some things stay traditional, apparently.
Jason Statham's height is officially listed as being the same as Rosie's. Too many pictures, however, are suggesting that the stats might be a touch inaccurate. As to tradition, this couple channels a fair amount of it. Rosie is in charge of the ironing while Jason handles the trash. Doing the ironing for a chance with Jason Statham? #TotallyWould
17 Jamie Cullum & Sophie Dahl (He's 5'6,'' She Is 6 Feet Tall)
Towering at 6 feet tall, Sophie Dahl is one half of a couple that has one of the biggest height differences we've seen. Sophie is married to singer Jamie Cullum, although he spends most of his time singing her praises.
"Sophie and I bonded over books, eating, and dancing," Jamie said in an interview. It was love at first sight for these two when they first met in 2008.
"When I met her, I was taken off-guard by her extraordinary beauty," Jamie said. Sophie and Jamie now live in the UK with their two daughters, Lyra and Margot. This guy doesn't even seem to mind his giant of a wife wearing heels.
16 Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik: It's Cute When She Lowers Her Head To His Level
It's been so "on-off" with Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. In October 2018, Gigi officially rekindled the relationship with an Instagram snap – this couple is so adorable. "Flyin [sic] home to my happy place" was the IG caption of Gigi snuggling up to Zayn.
Gigi is a supermodel with the height to match. At 5'10,'' Gigi is tall enough to find high-fashion casting calls a breeze, but let's remember that she is a tad taller than Zayn. At 5'9,'' Zayn is one inch shorter than his girlfriend.
For some reason, Zayn's go-to paparazzi pose is ducking with his head down. When these two are hand-in-hand, though, Gigi seems to lower her head. #TooCute
15 Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban: Have A "Trick" To Handling Red-Carpet Appearances
Nicole Kidman is now a Hollywood legend. At 5'11,'' Nicole is also incredibly tall. Well, that's compared to the guys that she ends up with, anyway. Nicole has been married to Keith Urban for over 10 years. That's a lot of red-carpet appearances.
Nicole Kidman seems to have a thing for shorter men. First came Tom Cruise and then, Keith Urban. Apparently Urban and Kidman said they pose with their heads together as a "red-carpet trick."
Yahoo! reports that this "trick" of keeping their heads together makes the height difference (apparently only an inch) less visible. They weren't doing it here, though (and we can see it).
14 Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas: Laughing It Off Seems To Do The Trick
Heads-up Game of Thrones fans. For reasons we just can't explain, this list features more GOT faces than we could have predicted. Something about this cast seems to dig height differences. Sophie Turner is the show's star who is now happily loved-up with Joe Jonas.
Sophie is 5'10'' tall. Joe is significantly shorter, at 5'7.'' He is, however, 7 years older than her. They started dating in 2016. She may be Sansa Stark on screen, but real life seems a lot more light-hearted for Sophie. "I'm very happy," Sophie said when she was probed about her relationship. The height difference? Looks like laughing it off is fine.
13 Zendaya & Tom Holland: Relationship Still Not Confirmed (Height Difference Definitely Is)
Fans are still waiting for an official statement between these two. They'd make an adorable couple, right? Zendaya and Tom Holland co-starred in Spider-Man. The fan love for these two was enough for Elle to publish a "confirmation" of their "secret relationship."
At 5'10,'' Zendaya is two inches taller than Tom. This girl's height also happens to have worked to her advantage in her overall career– you're not going to make it as a model unless you're tall.
So far, the official status is "close friends." With them filming the Spider-Man sequel though, there's room for that to turn up a notch.
12 Laura Prepon & Ben Foster: "Short" Is The "New Black"
Laura Prepon is a face we all know from That '70s Show and Orange Is The New Black. Despite her towering height, this actress doesn't come with a #Diva. Laura is currently engaged to Ben Foster, whose face you'll recognize from The Punisher and X-Men: The Last Stand. They just welcomed their first baby.
"Short" is the new black. Seriously, people, didn't you get the memo? Laura is 5'10'' and Ben is one inch shorter.
While there might be a visible height difference here, these two don't seem to mind. And hey, with their baby girl, little Ella will be the shortest one in the family for a while, yet.
11 Chrissy Teigen & John Legend: Photos Show Optical Illusions, Marriage Is Rock Solid
Hollywood has its power couples. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Victoria and David Beckham all wind up on #CoupleGoal lists, but so do these two. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their second baby in 2018. Their Instagram is all kinds of adorable.
While various media outlets report that both John and Chrissy are 5'9,'' some sources put Chrissy at 5'10.'' Either way, there's definitely something going on, height-wise. While jumping in the air can make for a good optical illusion, this couple doesn't need it. Chrissy and John are solid as they come, and an inch here or there isn't going to make a dent.
10 Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish: Brave Enough To Dress Up As Minions For Halloween
With over 60 million Instagram followers, Kevin Hart is a comedian and actor who knows a thing or two about success. This guy has a giant career, but he's been just as lucky in love. Kevin is married to the very beautiful (and much taller) Eniko Parrish.
At 5'4,'' Kevin Hart is three inches shorter than his wife, Eniko Parrish. Still brave enough to dress up as the world's tiniest beings for Halloween.
While this relationship has come with the odd rumor (that doesn't paint Kevin in the best light), they mostly seem loved-up. For Halloween 2018, the whole family dressed up as minions.
9 Bella Hadid & The Weeknd: "Dinner? Nope, I Need To Schedule A Bigger Quiff"
Keeping up with the Hadid sisters is like a full-time job – dm'ing Kim K for tips on how to handle it. Bella Hadid now appears to be back with The Weeknd, in what Cosmopolitan reports as "back and better than ever." They spent Thanksgiving 2018 together.
Much like her sister, Gigi, Bella is a supermodel that comes with a #Height. She is 5'9,'' while The Weeknd is 5'8.'' The guy is smart, though. Baseball caps are one of his apparent solutions to making the height difference less apparent, although this musician also seems be a fan of the salon's tricks. The quiff can go a long way.
8 Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo: Who's Laughing Now, "Got The Moves Like Jagger"
"Moves like Jagger" — you know the tune. Adam Levine is a Maroon 5 member who seems to have landed the jackpot. Adam is married to Behati Prinsloo who is a #Victoria'sSecret and is obviously quite tall.
Then again, Adam is used to models. He briefly dated Nina Agdal in 2013.
Adam is allegedly 6 feet tall, while Behati is 5'11.'' Sometimes, though, pictures tell a lot more than Internet statistics. Glittering premieres and street shots suggest that there is a height difference between this couple, but Adam doesn't seem to mind. He has performed live alongside Behati at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (where she wore heels).
7 Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh: Four Kids, Including Triplets? Tell Us Height Matters
Pharell Williams is the kind of guy to write a song called "Happy" and make a video that features people of every size, shape, background, and height. This snappy dresser is 5'9''. His wife, Helen Lasichanh is two inches taller than him. Stick on a pair of heels though, and that disparage really ramps up.
Pharell and Helen are married and parents to four kids (including triplets). He described fatherhood as "beyond anything a man can give back to the universe."
6 Deryck Whibley & Ari Cooper: Wedding Aisles Measure Width, Not Height
It's when the wedding pics emerge that we 100% realize that height doesn't matter. Deryck Whibley is a hardcore rocker. The Sum 41 frontman married model, Ariana Cooper in 2015. Deryck was previously married to Avril Lavigne (who is 5'2"). Ari Cooper is 5'11''. Her husband, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, is just 5'6''.
While the wedding pic might highlight the massive height difference between these two, the ink on that marriage certificate is proving that height is just a number.
Amusingly, Deryck has even dressed up as his ex, Avril, for Halloween. When Deryck was going through personal troubles, Ari stuck by his side. #Goals.
5 Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond: "Hey! Pointing Is Rude!"
When it comes to height differences, you could say that being a comedian works out as lucky. Tina Fey is the SNL heavyweight who is loved for her wit, but she's allowed a personal life. Tina is married to Jeff Richmonds.
Some sources state both Tina and Jeff to be 5'5.'' Then again, a quick Google search puts Tina at 5'4.'' For these two, it looks like gauging it with the eye is probably more accurate than any stats you'll find online.
Tina has been married to her composer and producer husband since 2001. Together, they have two children. They continue to make high-profile appearances (where, yes, there does seem to be a height difference).
4 Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham: "She Has Helped Me Become The Man That I Am"
Something about Mark Wahlberg's stocky and strong build makes him look quite a lot shorter than he is. Or rather, it exaggerates a height difference between him and his wife (that is actually only one inch). Mark is married to Rhea Durham. This model is 5'9,'' while Mark is 5'8.'' Together, they have four children. "I owe a lot to my wife," Mark said about the woman he has been with since 2001.
"She has helped me become the man that I am today and created a beautiful life for me and my children."
They are quite a stunning couple.
3 Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden: Got A Comment? Talk To The Hand
Cameron Diaz doesn't have time for your comments. This baby-faced, blue-eyed superstar is now in her mid-40s, and she appears to be leading a bit of an "anti-Hollywood" lifestyle. There's always room for a rocker husband, though.
"The first thing I said when I met my [would-be] husband was, "He's [attractive]!"
At 5'9'', Cameron does tower above Benji, who is 5'6.'' To be fair, though, this guy more than makes up for his height in talent – he is the leading member of band Good Charlotte. The tattoos also help.
2 Gwendoline Christie & Giles Deacon: "Game Of #OwnedIt"
Yes, another Game of Thrones face. Gwendoline Christie is an actress whose height makes as many headlines as her roles. At 6'3,'' Gwendoline is taller than most supermodels, although that hasn't stopped her from finding love.
Gwendoline's husband is the fashion designer Giles Deacon. There are no statistics on Giles' height, although in many ways, they aren't necessary. This couple has been married since 2013.
Gwendoline loves couture, Giles designs it, and they've even collaborated on designs together.
Game of Thrones just became Game of #OwnedIt. To be fair, designers are used to hanging out with Amazonian women, so this guy came prepped.
1 Peter Dinklage & Erica Schmidt: All Kinds Of #Goals
Rounding off our list with the biggest #Goals ever, are Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt. This height difference crosses over into the realm of what real love is all about. Peter was born with achondroplasia – a form of dwarfism. He is 4'4'' tall. His wife is 5'6.'' The Game of Thrones star has been married to Erica Schmidt since 2015. They're married with two kids. Love conquers all.
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Sources: The Herald, This Is Insider, People, Yahoo!, The Daily Mail