Ranking the 30 Celebrity Couples With An Extreme Height Gap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.