Ranking the 30 Celebrity Couples With An Extreme Height Gap

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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When it comes to height, some couples have a little more distance between one another. Here is a list of 30 celebrity couples with an extreme height gap. The height gaps range from 24 inches to 6 inches and include everyone from actors, sports figures and even a royal couple.

30. Prince William (6’3”) and Kate Middleton (5’9”) – 6 Inches

While last on the list, Prince William and Kate Middleton are certainly never least. The couple, who have six inches in height between them, met while attending St. Andrews University in Scotland and shared a house together with two of their friends. They became engaged in 2010 and married in 2011 in a lavish ceremony that millions around the world watched on television. The two have three children together.

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Prince William is the son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He served in the British army for seven and a half years and is second in line to the British throne. After Middleton graduated from St. Andrews, she worked for a brief time as an accessories buyer for a clothing company and later for her parents’ company.

29. Ian Somerhalder (5’10”) and Nikki Reed (5’4”) – 6 Inches

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have had a whirlwind romance. They began dating in 2014 and got engaged six months later in January 2015. They married on April 26, 2015. Reed gave birth to their first child in 2017. They also have the unique distinction of both having portrayed vampires.

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Louisiana-native Somerhalder got his big break in 2000 in the WB television show Young Americans. In 2002, he appeared in his first movie The Rules of Attraction. His breakthrough role came in 2004 when he played the role of Boone Carlyle in the television show Lost. He has also appeared in the television series The Vampire Diaries and in the Netflix vampire series V-Wars. Reed is an actress and screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for the movie Thirteen. She is best known for her role as vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight movies.

28. Sophie Dahl (6’) and Jamie Cullum (5’5”) – 7 Inches

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum began dating in 2007 and married in 2010. Callum admitted that he began to be teased about his height after dating Dahl. In 2011, Dahl gave birth to their first daughter, and two years later they had their second daughter.

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England native Dahl, the granddaughter of author Roald Dahl, was born Sophia Holloway. She is an actress best known for the movies Mad Cows, People I Know and Revengers Tragedy. She is also a writer whose first book, The Man With the Dancing Eyes, was released in 2003. Cullum is a jazz-pop singer-songwriter and radio presenter with a weekly evening jazz show on BBC Radio 2.

27. Benjamin Millepied (5’10”) and Natalie Portman (5’3”) – 7 Inches

Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman met on the set of Black Swan. Millepied both choreographed and performed in the movie. The couple became engaged in 2010 and Portman gave birth to their first child in 2011. They got married in 2012. The couple had another child in 2017.

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Millepied is a French dancer, choreographer and director. He has directed numerous short films, commercials and music videos. In 2012, he founded a multimedia production company and art collective called The Amoveo Company. Born Natalie Hershlag in Israel, Portman made her movie debut in Leon: The Professional in 1994 and went on to do many other movies, including multiple Star Wars films.

26. Brian Austin Green (6’) and Megan Fox (5’4”) – 8 inches

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox met on the set of the television series Hope and Faith in 2004 and began dating soon after. Their height difference of eight inches is not the only gap between them. Austin is 12 years older than Fox. They became engaged in 2006, but broke off the engagement in 2009 only to get back together less than a year later and get married. They have three children together.

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Green is best known for his role on the television show Beverly Hills 90210, but his first acting job was on the prime time soap opera Knots Landing from 1986 to 1989. He has appeared in television movies and in independent movies. His most recent role is Special Agent Adam Kreshner in the television show Magnum P.I. Fox’s first acting job was in the Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen’s movie Holiday in the Sun. She is best known for her roles in the movies Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and in the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

25. Freddie Prinze, Jr. (6’1”) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (5’4”) – 9 inches

Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar met on the set of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. The couple, who have a 9-inch height gap, married in 2002 and have been married ever since. They have two children together.

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Prinze, the son of the late actor Freddie Prinze, got his big break in Hollywood when he guest-starred on the television show Family Matters in 1995. He went on to appear in other television shows, and later in movies, including Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. An agent discovered a four-year-old Gellar while she was dining in a restaurant. Not long after she appeared in the movie An Invasion of Privacy in 1983. She has also appeared in television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

24. Ashton Kutcher (6’2”) and Mila Kunis (5’4”) – 10 inches

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first met on the set of That ‘70s Show in 1998, but the couple, who are 10 inches in height apart, did not start dating until 2012. They became engaged in 2014, and that year Kunis gave birth to their daughter. They married in 2015. Kunis gave birth to their second child, a son, in 2016.

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Kutcher’s big break came when he was cast to play Kelso in That ‘70s Show. He has since acted in a number of movies, including Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, The Guardian and Jobs. He starred in the television show Two and a Half Men from 2011 to 2015. Born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Kunis got her break when she was cast in the movie, Make a Wish, Molly. She played Jackie Burkhart on That ‘70s Show and has acted in other movies, including Black Swan and Ted.

23. Channing Tatum (6ft) and Jenna Dewan (5’2″) – 10 inches

Although Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan split up in 2018, they make our list because of the 10 inches in height between them. The couple met on the set of Step Up in 2006 and started dating that year. They became engaged in 2008 and married in 2009. Dewan gave birth to the couple’s daughter in 2013.

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Tatum’s big break came when he was cast in the 2005 movie Coach Carter, but his role in Step Up was his breakthrough role. He has starred in numerous other movies, including Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. Dewan is an actress and dancer. She appeared in music videos for Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Missy Eliot, and in several television shows, including Quintuplets and The Young and the Restless.

22. Levi Meaden (5’11”) and Ariel Winter (5’1”) – 10 inches

Levi Meaden and Ariel Winter began dating in 2016. The ten inches in height between them is not their only difference. The couple is also 10 years apart in age. Although certain critics have been judgemental about the age difference between the two, Winter told US Weekly that Meaden is supportive of her.

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Meaden is a Canadian actor whose first role was in the 16-minute film Brotherly Love in 2009. He appeared in the first season of CW’s show The Secret Circle in 2011 and starred in the horror movie 1313: Bigfoot Island in 2012. In 2017, he appeared in the movie War for the Planet of the Apes. Winter stars in the television show Modern Family. Her acting career began at only seven years old when she appeared in the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

21. Austin Butler (6’) and Vanessa Hudgens (5’1”) – 11 inches

Possibly the youngest couple on the list, Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens met in 2005 on the set of the television movie High School Musical. Just one inch shy of a foot between them in height, they began to date five years later and have been dating ever since.

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Butler’s acting career began on an episode of Hannah Montana in 2006. A year later, he was cast to play the part of Jake Krandle on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. He has played a main role in Aliens in the Attic and the television series The Carrie Diaries. Hudgens’ breakthrough role in High School Musical came in 2006. She went on to play roles in movies, including Bandslam. She starred as the title character in Gigi on Broadway in 2015 and as Rizzo in Grease Live! in 2016. She also served as a judge on the 14th season of So You Think You Can Dance.

20. Brian Hickerson (5’11″) and Hayden Panettiere (5ft) – 11 inches

Brian Hickerson and Hayden Panettierie, who have nearly a foot between them in height, have a decidedly rocky relationship. They began dating in 2018, but by the spring of 2019, Hickerson was arrested on domestic abuse charges after reportedly becoming involved in a physical altercation with Panettiere.

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Hickerson, a South Carolina native, works as a realtor. Panettiere’s career in acting began at the tender age of 11 months old when she began doing commercials. At 4½ years old, she played a role on the soap opera One Life to Live. She appeared on the show until 1997. She has acted in numerous television movies and feature films, including Remember the Titans and Joe Somebody.

19. Josh Duhamel (6’2″) and Fergie (5’3″) – 11 inches

Josh Duhamel and Fergie split up in 2017, but the 11 inches in height between them have earned them their spot on the list. The pair met in 2004 on the set of Duhamel’s television show Las Vegas when Fergie’s band, The Black Eyed Peas, filmed an episode. They became engaged three years later, married in 2009 and had their first child together in 2013.

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Duhamel got his big break when he was cast to play Leo du Pres on the soap opera All My Children. He later played one of the main roles in Las Vegas and has starred in a number of movies, including four of the Transformers movies. Born Stacy Ann Ferguson, Fergie first entered the limelight on the children’s television show Kids Incorporated. Later, she became a member of the musical group, Wild Orchid. In 2003, she became the fourth member of The Black Eyed Peas.

18. Chris Hemsworth (6’3″) and Elsa Pataky (5’3″) – 12 inches

Australia native, Chris Hemsworth stands a foot taller than Spanish native Elsa Pataky. The couple met in 2010 and married only three months after they began dating. She gave birth to their first child in 2012 and in 2014 they had twin sons. The couple live in Australia with their children.

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Hemsworth began his acting career on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. He got his big break in Hollywood in Star Trek in 2009. He played the title role in Thor in 2011, which catapulted him to worldwide fame. Pataky started her acting career on the Spanish television series Al Salir de Clase in 1997. She has starred in movies in Spain and internationally.

17. Eric Johnson (6’3”) and Jessica Simpson (5’3”) – 12 inches

Eric Johnson is a foot taller than Jessica Simpon, who he met in May 2010. By November of the same year, the couple became engaged. Before getting married, they had two children together who were born a year apart. They married in 2014 and had a third child in the spring of 2019.

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Johnson is a former football player for the San Francisco 49ers where he played for seven years. He retired from football in 2008. Simpson started her musical career as a gospel singer, but her first album was mainstream. She became a household name after starring in a reality show with then husband Nick Lachey.

16. Jay Cutler (6’3”) and Kristin Cavallari (5’3”) – 12 inches

In 2009, a publicist for professional football player Jay Cutler called reality star and actress Kristin Cavallari up and told her Cutler wanted to date her. She passed. A year later, the couple (who are a foot apart in height) met and began dating. They became engaged in 2011, but broke up that summer only to get back together in the fall. They had their first child in 2012 and married in 2013. They had two more children together.

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Cutler was drafted into the NFL in 2006 by the Denver Broncos. After playing three seasons for the Broncos, he was traded to the Chicago Bears. He played one season for the Miami Dolphins and retired from football in 2017. Cavallari became known in 2004 for her role on the reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and later for her role on The Hills. She started pursuing an acting career a year later and has played minor characters in several television shows.

15. Jim Toth (6’1”) and Reese Witherspoon (5’1”) – 12 inches

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, who stand a foot apart in height, met at a friend’s party in 2009 and began dating shortly afterwards. A year later, they were married. Witherspoon gave birth to their son in 2012; she also has two children with her first husband Ryan Philippe.

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Witherspoon was born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon. Her career began early when she started modeling at seven years old. She went on to do several local television commercials in the Nashville area. Her acting career began in 1990 with the movie The Man in the Moon. Jim Toth is a talent agent.

14. Christopher French (6’4″) and Ashley Tisdale (5’3″) – 13 inches

Christopher French and Ashley Tisdale are just an inch over a foot apart in height. They started dating in 2013 and reportedly became engaged eight months into their relationship. They tied the knot in 2014 in a wedding so secret fans first learned of it after Tisdale posted about it on Instagram.

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French is a composer and musician who is known for the film Unlovable and the television series Young & Hungry. He is also the founder of the alternative rock band Annie Automatic. Tisdale is an actress who got her big break in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in 2004. Two years later, she starred in the television film High School Musical.

13. Dax Shepard (6’2”) and Kristin Bell (5’1”) – 13 inches

Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell are another couple who are just an inch over a foot apart in height. They met and began dating in 2007. Two years later, they became engaged but vowed to not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in California. In 2013, after same-sex marriage became legal in the golden state, the couple wed.

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Shepard is an actor who currently stars in the television show Bless This Mess. He is also known for roles in numerous movies, including Employee of the Month, Idiocracy, Hit and Run and CHIPS. Bell got her big break in 2004 appearing in a Lifetime television movie called Gracie’s Choice. That same year she began starring in the television series, Veronica Mars.

12. Mary-Kate Olsen (5’2″) and Olivier Sarkozy (6’3″) – 13 inches

Due to their 13-inch height different, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have to get creative. Just to share a kiss Olsen must stand on her toes or Sarkozy has to bend down. There is also a 17-year age difference between the couple, who began dating in 2012. They married in 2015.

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Sarkozy is a French banker based in the U.S. and the half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France. Olsen started sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on the television show Full House when she was just a mere nine months old. Along with her twin sister Ashley, she portrayed Michelle until the show ended in 1995. The twin sisters created Dualstar, a company that produced television movies and direct-to-video releases starring them. Olsen later had a recurring role in the television series Weeds.

11. Erica Schmidt (5’5″) and Peter Dinklage (4’4″) – 13 inches

Erica Schmidt stands 13 inches taller than Peter Dinklage. The two married in 2005, and in 2012 she gave birth to their first child, a daughter. In 2017, she gave birth to another child. The couple cherishes their privacy so much that they have kept the gender and the name of their second child a secret.

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Schmidt is an actress who is known for her work in the movie Miles from Nowhere. Dinklage is an actor whose breakout role was in 2003’s The Station Agent. He has portrayed Tyrion Lannister since 2011 on the television series, Game of Thrones.

10. Jason Momoa (6’4″) and Lisa Bonet (5’2″) – 14 inches

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are another couple who are over a foot apart in height. They met at a jazz club in 2005 and two years later had their first child together, a daughter, and in 2008 they had a son. The two married in 2012.

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Bonet is famous for her role as Denise on The Cosby Show,but has appeared in a number of other television shows, including Ray Donovan, Girls, The Red Road and Life On Mars. Momoa got his start on the 10th season of Baywatch. In 2010, he appeared on Game of Thrones, playing the Dothraki king, Khal Drogo.

9. Gerard Pique (6’4″) and Shakira (5’2″) – 14 inches

The Spanish professional soccer player Gerard Pique and the singer Shakira are over a foot apart in height. They met in 2010 on the set of her Waka Waka music video. The pair have been together ever since and have two sons together. They share the same birthday, February 2, born 10 years apart.

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Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Shakira signed her first record deal at 13 years old. At the age of 20, the Columbia-native moved to Miami, Florida and began launching an international career. Pique currently plays for FC Barcelona. He began his professional soccer career playing for Manchester United in 2004, and in 2008 he signed a 50 million Euro contract with Barcelona.

8. Will Smith (6’3″) and Jada Pinkett Smith (5’1″) – 14 inches

Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith first met in 1994 on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air when she auditioned for the role of his character’s girlfriend. She did not get the part because she was reportedly too short - the two are over a foot apart in height. They married in 1997 and have two children together.

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Smith first rose to fame in the late 1980s as a rapper using the name "The Fresh Prince" and began starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. When the show ended after six seasons, Smith launched a successful movie career. Pinkett Smith got her big acting break in 1991 after being cast in the television show A Different World, playing a college freshman. Two years later, she made her movie debut in Menace II Society.

7. Carmelo Anthony (6’8″) and La La Anthony (5’6″) – 14 inches

Professional basketball player Carmelo Anthony and actress/producer La La Anthony have had a rocky relationship. The two, who are over a foot apart in height, split in 2017 before reuniting in late 2018. The couple became engaged in 2004, had a child together in 2007 and finally tied the knot in 2010.

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Carmelo began his professional basketball career after being drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets while a freshman at Syracuse University. Traded by the Nuggets in 2011 to the New York Knicks, he has played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Atlanta Hawks, the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls. La La is known for her movie roles in Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too and television shows, Unforgettable and Power.

6. Younes Bendjima (6′ 2″) and Kourtney Kardashian (5’0″) – 14 inches

Younes Bendjima and Kourtney Kardashian are another couple with a rocky history. The pair, who are over a foot apart in height, met in 2016 and reportedly split up in 2018. However, Bendjima came to her 40th birthday party in the spring of 2019, sparking rumors that the two had reunited.

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Bendjima is a model and ex-boxer who has appeared in advertisements for international brands, including Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. He has appeared on the cover of a number of magazines. Kourtney, the oldest of the famous Kardashian children born to Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, is famous for starring in reality shows.

5. LeBron James (6’8″) and Savannah Brinson (5’7″) – 15 inches

NBA star LeBron James is 6 foot 8 inches tall, making him a whopping 15 inches taller than wife Savannah Brinson. The pair first began dating in high school when Brinson was only 16 years old. They have three children together. They married in 2013.

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James is a professional basketball player who became the first player picked in the 2003 NBA Draft when the Cleveland Cavaliers signed him. He left the Cavaliers and signed with the Miami Heat, but returned to Cleveland where he helped the team win its first championship in 2016. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Brinson is a businesswoman and philanthropist.

4. Shaunie Nelson (5’7″) and Shaquille O’Neal (7’1″) – 16 inches

While Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson are divorced, recent pictures of the pair together, as well as exchanges on social media, have sparked rumors of the two getting back together. Whatever the true status of their relationship, Nelson has said the two co-parent their four children together.

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O’Neal, also known as Shaq, is famous for his 19-year pro-basketball career. He played for six teams throughout his career. On December 21, 2015, he was announced as a nominee for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Nelson is a producer who is known for Basketball Wives, The Love Shaq and Dumb It Down.

3. Owen Benjamin (6’6”) and Christina Ricci (5’1”) – 16 inches

While the couple split up years ago, the 16 inches between them merit their inclusion in this list. Owen Benjamin is a comedian and actor known for The House Bunny and Jack and Jill. He is also known for the television show Sullivan & Son.

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Christina Ricci is now married to James Heerdegen, who works behind the scenes in movies. The couple has a child together. Ricci starred in Mermaids at the tender age of nine with Cher and Winona Rider. In 1997, she starred in her breakout adult role in The Ice Storm.

2. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (6’9″) and Kelsey Henson (5’2″) – 17 inches

When you look at a picture of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Kelsey Henson standing next to each other, it’s clear she is just a fraction of his size. Björnsson is a former professional basketball player, an Icelandic professional strongman and actor who is famous for playing Gregar "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Björnsson met the Canadian native Henson while working as a server at Earl’s Kitchen+Bar in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Henson worked as a server while also working in the construction safety field. The two married in 2018, and Henson is now involved in the fitness circuit with her husband.

1. Chris Bosh (6’11”) and Adrienne Williams (4’11”) – 24 inches

The first couple features a height gap of a whopping 24 inches. Chris Bosh is a former basketball player who signed with the Toronto Raptors in 2003. He played with the Raptors for seven years and played for the Miami Heat until ending his career in 2016. Adrienne Williams is a former model.

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When Chris Bosh proposed to the petite Adrienne Williams, he reportedly got down on one knee. By doing so, she could look him directly in the eyes when she accepted his marriage proposal. The couple married in 2011 at Miami Beach and now have four children, including a set of twins.